Irish Book Awards

Catherine Ann Cullen

Catherine Ann Cullen is the inaugural Poet in Residence at Poetry Ireland. She is an award-winning poet, children’s writer and songwriter, and recipient of a Kavanagh Fellowship 2018. She has written three poetry collections including The Other Now (Dedalus 2016) and three books for children including All Better! (Little Island 2019). In 2017 she won the Business to Arts Award for Best Use of Creativity in the Community for her residency in East Wall. Her lyrics to Beethoven’s Ode to Joy were sung nationwide in June 2020 as a tribute to frontline staff. She has twice won the Francis Ledwidge Award, won best song in Dublin City Council’s Camac Competition 2018 and was joint winner of the Joyce-Cycle Poetry Award 2019.

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