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Billy Ramsell has published two collections with the Dedalus Press, Complicated Pleasures in 2007 and The Architect's Dream of Winter in 2013. He lives live in Cork where he co-runs an educational publishing company.


The Architect's Dream of Winter was shortlisted for the Irish Times Poetry Now Award and recently appeared in Italian translation. He was awarded the Chair of Ireland Bursary for 2013 and has been shortlisted for several other prizes.


His recent work has appeared in Poetry, Poetry London, The Poetry Review and elsewhere.



He has been invited to read his work at many festivals and literary events around the world, including Poetry Fest at the Irish Arts Centre, New York; Lit Fest in Vancouver; Cúirt International Festival of Literature, Galway; Poetry Africa in Durban; the Ledbury Poetry Festival in England and the Shanghai International Literary Festival.


Other Writing


His articles and reviews have appeared in The Stinging Fly, Southword, Poetry Ireland and elsewhere.


His translations from the Irish language have appeared in Poetry, Poetry International, The Stinging Fly, The Irish Times and elsewhere.


As Editor 


Between 2011 and 2015 he edited the Irish section of the Poetry International website.


He guest-edited the Winter 2015 edition of The Stinging Fly, Dublin’s most prestigious literary magazine.  

With Graham Allen he edited The Elysian : Creative Responses, a collection of poetry, essays and short fiction.   

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