Poet Pearse Hutchinson dies


Pearse Hutchinson, the poet, broadcaster and critic, has died in Dublin aged 84.

Born in Glasgow of Irish descent, the family moved to Dublin when he was five and he attended Synge Street CBS and UCD.

His literary career began when his poems were published in The Bell in 1945.

He later lived in Spain and was influenced by the work of the Spanish poets.

His broadcasting career with RTÉ spanned four decades, a highlight being his weekly programme of Irish poetry, music and folklore.

He wrote a weekly column in Irish for the RTÉ Guide for several years and also contributed to The Irish Times.

He was a member of Aosdána and was co-editor of the literary journal Cyphers. A book of essays on his work was published last year.

He lived in Rathgar, Dublin.