Dermot Bolger is a poet, novelist and playwright who received the 2021 O’Shaughnessy Poetry Award in America. His fourteen novels include The Journey Home and An Ark of Light. Recent plays for the Ireland’s National Theatre, The Abbey, include a stage version of Ulysses. His selected poems, That Which is Suddenly Precious, appeared in 2015. After Grace will be published in summer 2022 in a collection of new poems by Dermot Bolger, entitled Other People’s Lives (New Island).