Harry Clifton


Harry Clifton was born in Dublin and has travelled widely in Africa and Asia, and latterly in Europe. He is the author of several volumes of poetry – The Walls of Carthage(1977), Office of the Salt Merchant (1979), Comparative Lives (1982), The Liberal Cage (1988), Desert Route: Selected Poems, 1973-1988 (1992), and Night Train through the Brenner (1994). On the Spine of Italy, his chronicle of a year in a mountain village, was published in 1999. He divides his time between Ireland and France.