"A Mayo poet who views country life in the West with an admirable simplicity and affectionate humour - what cynicism there is, is of the loving sort - and who therefore is very readable."

- Books Ireland


Ger Reidy was born near Westport, Co. Mayo. He has won several national poetry competitions and has been the recipient of a number of bursaries and residencies sponsored by the Arts Council and Mayo County Council.

Dedalus Press published his debut collection, Pictures from a Reservation, in 1998 and his second collection, Drifting Under the Moon, in 2010. His third collection, Before Rain, was published by Arlen House in 2015 and was shortlisted for the Pigott Poetry Prize at Listowel Writers' Week.

His poetry has been published in many literary journals, both at home and abroad and he has read at numerous literary festivals.

Since 2012 Ger has judged the Westport Arts Festival poetry competition.

His debut short fiction collection. Jobs for a Wet Day, was published in 2015 and was nominated for the Edge Hill Prize 2016

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