Micheál (Mike) Gallagher
Born: December 13 1941 in Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Resides: Lyreacrompane, Co.Kerry, Ireland
Micheál (Mike) Gallagher, an Irish poet and editor, was born on Achill Island, Co. Mayo. His poetry, stories, songs and haiku have been published in Ireland, throughout Europe and in America, Canada, Japan, India, Thailand, Nepal and Australia. His writing has been translated into Irish, Croatian, Japanese, Dutch, German, Italian and Chinese. His short stories have been long-listed by both RTE and BBC. He has also edited a number of poetry and prose books. His collection Stick on Stone is published by Revival Press (2013).
Awards and Other Honors: Winner of the Éigse Michael Hartnett Viva Voce competition (2010, 2016); shortlisted for the Hennessy Award in 2011; Winner of the Desmond O'Grady International Poetry Contest (2012). Honourable mention: Sonic Boom, Issue 6, August 2016; Haiku of Merit: World Haiku Review - June 2016; March 2018
Credits: "sudden shower" - Shamrock Haiku Journal No. 5; 2008; "after the funeral" - Butterfly Dream Aug. 15, 2017; "through the snow" - Frogpond Vol. 33 No. 22, Spring/Summer 2010; "funeral parlour" - Stardust Haiku Issue 19, July 2018; " congregation" - Stardust Haiku issue 13, Jan. 2018; "coffin ship" - The Asahi Shimbun (Asahi Haikuist Network) Aug. 18, 2017.