THE late satirist, poet and experienced workshop facilitator, Kevin Higgins.

Tributes flow for late Kevin Higgins

President lauds contributions of late satirist, poet and teacher

THERE was a tectonic shift in Galway’s literary landscape last week as one of its pillars, satirist and poet Kevin Higgins, passed away following an illness at the age of 56.

A renowned wordsmith, Kevin Higgins, who first began writing in the mid 1990s, released his first best-selling collection, The Boy With No Face, published by Salmon Poetry, in 2006, with the collection shortlisted for the Strong Award for Best First Collection by an Irish poet.

In the ensuing years, Kevin published further works, such as Time Gentlemen, Please (2008), Frightening New Furniture (2010), Mentioning The War (2012), which also contained essays, The Selected Satires of Kevin Higgins (2016) and The Minister For Poetry Has Decreed (2016).

In all, he published six collections of poetry with Salmon, including The Ghost in the Lobby (2014), Song of Songs 2.0: New & Selected Poems (2017), and Sex and Death at Merlin Park Hospital (2019)…

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