Journalist, Poet, Writer
Donny O’Rourke is a poet, songwriter, translator, journalist, teacher, editor (of Dream State: the New Scottish Poets) and broadcaster. His collections include ‘The Waistband and other poems’ (Polygon, 1997) and ‘On a Roll: a Jena notebook’ (Mariscat, 2001), and with Richard Price he published a pamphlet of versions of modern French lyrics, ‘Eftirs/Afters’ (Au Quai, 1996). He has spent some time in Nuremberg, having received the Hermann Kesten Stipendium, and a dual language collection of poems resulting from his time there was published in 2005, Aus dem Wartesaal der Poesie/From Poetry’s Waiting Room (Spätlese Verlag, Nürnberg). His most recent collection is One Light Burning (Bonny Day, 2007). Donny has taught Film and Creative Writing at Cambridge, Yale, the Glasgow School Of Art and the University of Glasgow, where he holds an Honorary Fellowship.