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Born in October 21, 1904 / Died in November 30, 1967 / Ireland / English


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  • Ploughman and Other Poems, Macmillan (London), 1936.
  • The Great Hunger: A Poem, Cuala, 1942, Irish University Press, 1971.
  • A Soul for Sale: Poems, Macmillan (London), 1947.
  • Recent Poems, Hand Press, 1958.
  • Come Dance With Kitty Stobling, and Other Poems, Longmans, Green, 1960, Dufour, 1964.
  • Collected Poems, Devin-Adair, 1964.
  • The Complete Poems of Patrick Kavanagh, edited by brother, Peter Kavanagh, Hand Press, 1972.
  • Lough Derg, Goldsmith, 1978, Martin Brian & O'Keefe, 1978.
  • (With Tom Mac Intyre) The Great Hunger: Poem into Play, Lilliput Press (Mullingar, CO), 1988.
  • La Gran Hambre, y Otros Poems: Una Seleccion de la Poesia de Patrick Kavanagh, Universidad de Valladolid (Valladolid, Germany), 2000.


  • The Green Fool (fictionalized autobiography), M. Joseph, 1938, Harper, 1939, Martin Brian & O'Keefe, 1971.
  • Tarry Flynn: A Novel, Pilot, 1948, Devin-Adair, 1949, Martin Brian & O'Keefe, 1972.
  • 1958-59 (Author of afterword) Peter Kavanagh, Irish Mythology: A Dictionary, three volumes, Hand Press.
  • Self Portrait (autobiographical television script), Dolmen, 1964.
  • (Author of introduction) W. Steuart Trench, Realities of Irish Life, MacGibbon & Kee, 1966.
  • Collected Pruse, MacGibbon & Kee, 1967.
  • (Author of introduction) The Autobiography of William Carleton, MacGibbon & Kee, 1968.
  • (With Peter Kavanagh) Lapped Furrows: Correspondence, 1933-1967, Between Patrick and Peter Kavanagh, With Other Documents, edited by Peter Kavanagh, Hand Press, 1969.
  • (With Peter Kavanagh and others) Love's Tortured Headland: A Sequel to Lapped Furrows (correspondence), edited by Peter Kavanagh, Hand Press, 1974.
  • By Night Unstarred: An Autobiographical Novel, edited by Peter Kavanagh, Goldsmith, 1977, Hand Press, 1978.
  • Lough Derg, Goldsmith Press (The Curragh, Ireland), 1978.
  • (With Peter Kavanagh and others) Kavanagh's Weekly: A Journal of Literature and Politics (anthology), Goldsmith, 1981.
  • No Earthly Estate: God and Patrick Kavanagh: An Anthology, Columba Press (Dublin, Ireland), 2002.


  • Almost Everything, Claddagh, 1964.


  • November Haggard: Uncollected Prose and Verse of Patrick Kavanagh,edited by Peter Kavanagh, Hand Press, 1971.
  • A Patrick Kavanagh Anthology, edited by Eugene Robert Platt, Commedia, 1973.
  • (Selected and introduced by) Selected Poems of Ivor Gurnery, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1997.

Columnist for Standard, 1943 and 1946-49, Irish Press, under name Piers Plowman, 1942-44, Envoy, 1949-51, Creation, 1957, Irish Farmers' Journal, 1958-63, National Observer, 1959-60, and RTV Guide, 1964-66. Contributor of numerous poems, articles, and reviews to periodicals, including Bell, Dublin, Dundalk Democrat, Horizon, Irish Weekly Independent, Irish Times, Irish Writing, Nimbus, Nonplus, Poetry, Studies, and X. Writer, editor, and publisher for Kavanagh's Weekly: A Journal of Literature and Politics, 1952.