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Maeve O’Sullivan

Maeve O’Sullivan, 2019
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Maeve O’Sullivan (born September 15, 1963, Dublin, Ireland), Irish poet, writer, and mentor working as a tutor of journalism in further (i.e., continuing) education. Her haikai have been widely published, anthologized, awarded, and translated into ten languages including Russian and Quechua. She has consistently appeared on the European Top 100 Most Creative Haiku Authors and has published five haikai collections with Alba Publishing: Double Rainbow: Haiku Poetry (jointly with Kim Richardson, 2005), Initial Response: An A–Z of Haiku Moments (2011), A Train Hurtles West: Haiku Poetry (2015), Elsewhere: Around the World in Poetry, Haiku & Haibun (2017), and Wasp on the Prayer Flag: Haiku and Senryu (2021). She leads workshops, mentors individuals in haikai, and reviews for various journals including Blithe Spirit. O’Sullivan was a founding member of Haiku Ireland (now defunct) and the Hibernian Poetry Workshop, and she has been an active member of the British Haiku Society since 2000. She resides in Dublin.


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Updated on November 5, 2021