Matthew Sweeney was born in Donegal, Ireland, and has lived in London for many years. In 2002, Picnic on Ice, Selected Poems, distilled his best work from twenty years of writing and ten published books. Apart from his poetry, he has written children's fiction and edited three anthologies, Beyond Bedlam (with Ken Smith), Emergency Kit (with Jo Shapcott) and the New Faber Book of Children's Verse.

Festivals: 2004 (Canada-Europa)

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