Bernard Kennedy

Rookie - 178 Points (20 May 1956 / Dublin)

Biography of Bernard Kennedy

Born Rathfarnham, Dublin, Ireland of Waterford Chemist father and Longford mother
Educated De La Salle College, Churchtown, Dublin.
Holy Cross Seminary, ordained 1979.
Taught Religious Studies in Schools, Sallynoggin, and Balbriggan, Dublin.
Trained as a Freudian Psychoanalyst, Holds M.A. University of Sheffield,2000, and,
M.Sc.School of Psychotherapy, University College Dublin (2002)
works at Beechwood Parish, Ranelagh, Dublin. www.beechwoodparish.com
Has written Essays for
The Furrow (thefurrow.ie)
The Letter (The letter.ie)
Intercom, Studies, (www.irishstudiesreview.ie) and other publications.& Lacanian- Psychoanalysis (online)
email kennedybernard3@gmail.com
twitter @BernardKenned

Bernard Kennedy's Works:

Context Reality Poems.1988.
Leaves of Autumn: Poems (1998)
The Poet's Tower & Love Poems. (2000)
Berlin, Berlin, (2001)
online at www.mourne.net (guest poet)

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We gathered at the River

When Leonard came to town, a farewell
to arms, we gathered at the river.
Anna Livia brought the wooden boats of memory
and together we laid right down there in the grass knoll.
Ate burgers, at the carousel, like sixty year old young things
do in memory.
He gathered us together, we were young again,
and sat down and laughed and wept in heart.

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