Ian Duhig<br><h6>Festival Poet</h6>
Ian Duhig
Festival Poet
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  Ian Duhig has written seven books of poetry, most recently The Blind Roadmaker (Picador, 2016) which was shortlisted for the Roehampton, Forward Best Collection and TS Eliot Prizes. A former homelessness worker, Duhig still works with socially excluded groups though now on writing projects and is currently developing a piece for Refugee Tales.

Duhig also co-operates with visual artists (his Digressions project with Philippa Troutman was nominated for the Ted Hughes Award), musicians (his updating of the Roman de Fauvel for The Clerks was premiered on the South Bank in 2006 and toured the USA) and film-makers (Paul Casey’s film of his poem ‘The Lammas Hireling’ is on a curriculum at the Sorbonne).

He writes occasional articles for newspapers such as The Irish Times and is an anthologised short story writer, one story being a joint winner of a Shirley Jackson Award. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Cholmondeley Award recipient, Duhig has won The Forward Best Poem Prize once and The National Poetry Competition twice.

Photo credit: Paul Maddern

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