Ciaran O’Driscoll was born in Co. Kilkenny in 1943 and lives in Limerick. He has published six collections of poetry, the most recent of which is Life Monitor (Three Spires Press, 2009). Liverpool University Press issued his childhood memoir, A Runner Among Falling Leaves, in 2001. He is a former lecturer in art history, and a member of Aosdána. It could be said that just as some writers use humour as an antidote to despair Ciaran O’Driscoll uses humour to make expressions of anger more palatable. Ciaran O'Driscoll's poetry is sharp, lively and intelligent.
I once was a member of Ciaran O'Driscoll's writing workshop when we used to meet in the Glenworth Hotel. The group actually published a book of their work and it was called 'Easy Squares and Nervous Circles'