The Arts Council has expressed its deep regret at passing of writer and Aosdána member Ciaran Carson.
Arts Council Chair, Prof. Kevin Rafter, said:
"It is with immense sadness that we learned of Ciaran Carson's death today. He was a writer of extraordinary talent, imagination and range. While known primarily as a magnificent and prolific poet, his prose work was equally exceptional - as was his work in translation."
In addition to his many gifts as an artist, he was also a wonderful teacher, a terrific encourager of readers and writers, Prof. Rafter added.
"He was witty and wise, and his commitment to the word on the page was there to his final days," he said. "He will be profoundly missed."
Ciaran Carson's latest and last poetry collection - Still Life - is due to be published later this month, by The Gallery Press.
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