Michael Smith was born in Dublin in 1942, and has worked for the last 32 years as a schoolmaster, where he has taught Latin, English, Irish and Spanish.
With Trevor Joyce, he founded New Writers' Press in 1967, which has been responsible for the publication of over fifty books and magazines, and was co-founder/editor of the prestigious and influential literary magazine The Lace Curtain.
With Sean O Mordha he made a 30 minute television documentary on the poetry of Brian Coffey, and he is a regular literary reviewer for The Irish Times.
Michael Smith's own poetry has been gathered together mainly in three books: Selected Poems (1985), Lost Genealogies (1993) and Meditations on Metaphor (1998).
He has translated many volumes of poetry from the Spanish, including work by Neruda, Machado, Hernández, Quevedo, Góngora, Bécquer, Huidobro. The translations of Lorca and Vallejo on this site are also his work.
Meditations on Metaphors (1998)
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