Bio Patrick StackPoet | Performance Artist | Linguist
Bio Patrick Stack
Patrick Stack was born in Limerick City, Ireland in July 1958, and raised in Duagh, Co. Kerry.
The rich variety of hiberno-English spoken in North Kerry, and in particular in Duagh, and captured so brilliantly in the works of local playwright George Fitzmaurice, gave Patrick his love of language.
Educated at St. Michael’s College, Listowel, he read French and English at Trinity College, Dublin, where he was fortunate to have Kerry poet Brendan Kennelly, and Joyce scholar David Norris as lecturers.
Following stints in Sierra Leone, Mallorca, and Austrialia, he emigrated to Seville, Spain in 1988 where he taught English, and worked as a translator and interpreter. He moved back to Ireland in 1995, and settled in County Clare, where he works as a web developer, programmer, and adult education tutor.
Patrick speaks Irish, Spanish, French and Portuguese, and is currently learning Arabic and Magyar (Hungarian).
He is an active member of the Poetry Collective (formerly known as the 3-Leggèd Stool Poets) which he joined in 2007.
Patrick has had poems published in Voicefree, Revival Poetry Journal, Crannóg, Brigid’s Fire, Outburst Magazine, Backstory Poetry Journal (Australia) and The Clare Champion.
He writes in English, Irish and Spanish.
Stack has had two collections published – ‘The Parting’ (Clare Three-Leggèd Stool Poets, 2013) and ‘Rage’ (Revival Press, 2017). Both can be purchased here.
A third collection entitled ’13 :: The Tenderness of Knives’ is due to be published in July 2019.