POET & WRITER
Eleanor Hooker is a poet and writer. She lives in North Tipperary with her husband Peter, they have two sons.
Her third poetry collection and two poetry chapbooks are due for publication in 2021. She is also working on a novel.
Eleanor's second poetry collection,
A Tug of Blue (Dedalus Press) was published October 2016. In 2013 her debut, The Shadow Owner's Companion (Dedalus Press) was shortlisted for the Strong/Shine Award for Best First Irish collection from 2012.
Eleanor holds an MPhil (Distinction) in Creative Writing from Trinity College Dublin, an MA in Cultural History (Hons) University of Northumbria, a BA (Hons 1st), Open University. In October 2018 Eleanor was elected a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London.
Eleanor was a founding member of the Dromineer Literary Festival, and was Programme Curator 2004 -2017. She is a helm and Press Officer for the Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat. She began her career as a nurse and midwife.
Eleanor's profile and poems are featured on the Irish page of the Poetry International website.
A selection of Eleanor's poems have been added to the UCD Library Special Collections, as part of the of the Irish Poetry Reading Archive. Listen & Watch Here
Eleanor's poetry has been published in Ireland and internationally: in the UK, USA, Germany, Poland, Romania, India and Hungary, Australia and in literary journals including: POETRY (Chicago), Poetry Review, PN Review, Poetry Ireland Review, AGENDA Poetry, The Stinging Fly, Winter Papers, Banshee, The Cherry Tree, The Moth, The Irish Times, The Irish Examiner, Crannóg, POEM: International English Language Quarterly, Cyphers.
Online, her poems have been published at The Blue Nib, Southword, New Dublin Press, And Other Poems, Poethead, Ink Sweat and Tears, The Ofi Press, The Pickled Body and broadcast on RTÉ Radio One.
Eleanor has read at literary events in Ireland, USA (Pittsburgh, Washington), India (Mumbai International Literary Festival), Hungary (Budapest) and the Emirates Airlines Fesitval of Literature (Dubai).
At the invitation of Professor Michael Thomas, MFA, Associate Dean of Studies and Director of the Visiting Writers Series, Monmouth University, New Jersey, USA, Eleanor read as part of the Visiting Writer Series, March 2018.
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