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Ciaran M. Berry
Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Creative Writing Program
Phone: (860) 297-4079 Office Location: 115 Vernon Street 309
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Trinity College faculty member since 2009
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Degrees:
M.F.A., New York Univ. (2004)
B.A., Univ. of Ulster (1993)

Ciaran Berry is an Irish poet who has spent the last decade living, writing, and teaching in the United States. His first full-length collection of poetry, The Sphere of Birds, was published in 2008 by Southern Illinois University Press in North America and by The Gallery Press in Ireland and the UK. His work has also been featured in The Best of Irish Poetry, Best American Poetry, Pushcart Prize XXXIII: Best of the Small Presses, and Best New Poets. In addition to leading workshops, Berry has in the past taught a range of classes in literature and expository writing. In the classroom, he encourages lively discussion and emphasizes the power of inductive reasoning, believing that all useful writing and thinking must, as Wendell Berry (no relation) suggests, be built “from the ground up.”