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Gerard Smyth is a poet, critic and journalist. He has published nine collections of poetry, including, The Yellow River, with artwork by Seán McSweeney ( Solstice Arts Centre, Navan ), A Song of Elsewhere ( Dedalus Press 2015), and The Fullness of Time: New and Selected Poems ( Dedalus Press, 2010 ). He has also published two limited edition sequences of poems with The Salvage Press: We Like It Here Beside the River, with a drawing by artist Donald Teskey, in 2014 and After Easter, with a drawing by artist Brian Maguire in 2016. He received the 2012 O’Shaughnessy Poetry Award from the University of St Thomas in Minnesota and is co-editor, with Pat Boran, of If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song ( Dedalus Press ) which was Dublin’s One City One Book in 2013. He is a member of Aosdána and Poetry Editor of The Irish Times.