Theo Dorgan is a poet, and also a non-fiction prose writer, novelist, editor, librettist, documentary screenwriter, essayist and translator. Among his recent publications are The Abduction (2020), Liberty Walks Naked (2017) and Barefoot Souls (2015), all translations from the French of the Syrian poet Maram al-Masri. Collections of his work are available in Spanish, French, Italian and Greek. His most recent collections of poems are Nine Bright Shiners — awarded the Irish Times/Poetry Now Prize for best collection in 2015 — and Orpheus, published in 2018, both from Dedalus Press. Bailéid Giofógacha, his translations of Lorca's Romancero Gitano into Irish, appeared in 2019. He is a member of Aosdána.