born in derry 24
years ago, darran is a poet and 'drinker of note' whose writing overflows with cathartic revolutionary ardor. when
he's not plotting to blow up language he subverts it to unique purposes. unsettled and unsettling. he
is determined to bring down the idols of irish lit & expose the populace to imagery & syntax whose roots are
as much in europe, russia and the usa as here.
he has written essays on Gunter Grass, Brendan Behan,
Richard Brautigan, Hart Crane, Ambrose Bierce, Matsuo Basho, Federico Garcia Lorca, Nikolai Gogol and Miguel
de Unamuno. he has two collections of unpublished writing: a series of lyrical poems, Songs
from the Banks of the Ebro Delta and a more experimental poetry collection, Sail
by the Frozen Stars.
his poetry has been published in
the Tennessee journal Hard Luck (Warm Angel Whiskey). he has translated
poems by Osip Mandelstam and Jakob Von Hoddis 'for a future journal on poets murdered under totalitarian
He once won the Guardian Haiku prize for a piece on George Orwell.
he currently lives in belfast.
his poems can be found in our poetry section.