Frank Ormsby

Frank Ormsby

Frank Ormsby

Frank Ormsby was born in 1947 in Enniskillen and educated at Queen’s University, Belfast. He was Head of English at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution until 2010. As editor of ‘The Honest Ulsterman’ magazine for twenty years and editor of a number of influential anthologies, such as ‘Poets from the North of Ireland’ and ‘A Rage for Order: Poetry of the Northern Ireland Troubles’, he was a central figure in the burgeoning of Ulster poetry since the 1960s. To date he has published seven collections of poems, most recently ‘The Darkness of Snow’. His eighth collection ‘The Rain Barrel’ will be published in October 2019.

Frank Ormsby (Photo Credit Malachi O’Doherty)