ADAM WYETH is an award-winning poet, playwright and essayist from Sussex UK and now lives in Dublin. He has three books published. His critically acclaimed debut collection, Silent Music (2011) was Highly Commended by the Forward Poetry Prize. Adam’s second book, The Hidden World of Poetry: Unravelling Celtic Mythology in Contemporary Irish Poetry (2013) contains poems from Ireland’s leading poets followed by sharp essays that unpack each poem and explore its Celtic mythological references. Adam’s third book and second poetry collection The Art of Dying was published with Salmon in November 2016 and was named as an Irish Times Book of the Year. Adam’s poetry has won and been commended in many international competitions, including The Bridport Poetry Prize, The Arvon Poetry Prize and The Ballymaloe Poetry Prize. His work appears in several anthologies including The Forward Prize Anthology (2012 Faber), The Best of Irish Poetry (Southword 2010) and The Arvon 25th Anniversary Anthology. Adam is also selected poet for the 2016 Poetry Ireland Review's Rising Generation of poets. Recently an excerpt from a new poem was selected for the Wild Atlantic Way Passport. The Irish Writers Centre selected Adam for the 2016 Cill Rialaig writer-in-residency. In 2016 Wyeth collaborated with composer Michael Doherty (BBC, Channel 4) who adapted three poems for a choral piece, called The Art of Dying which got 2nd prize in the West Cork Chamber Festival 2017.
Adam's latest play Apartment Block is on in New York 124 bank Street Theatre 20-24 Sep. 2017.
Adam’s first play Hang Up, produced by Broken Crow (2013), has been staged at many festivals, including the Electric Picnic, Home Festival, Cork and the Galway Theatre festival. It was adapted into a film in 2014 and premiered at Cork's International Film festival and was staged in 2015 in Berlin alongside his fourth play, Apartment Block (Broken Teapot Productions) who presented 'An Evening of Adam Wyeth' at Theaterforum Kreuzberg. His third play, Lifedeath was showcased at the Triskel Arts Centre mini-festival of new work in December 2013 and was named by the Irish Examiner as the play of the festival. It was also presented at University College Cork's Theatre Festival 2014 and Engage Arts festival, Bandon 2014. In 2013 Wyeth was commissioned by Cyclone Rep. to write The Poetry Sessions, a full-length play covering all the poets on the Leaving cert syllabus, which had a nationwide tour; co-written with Paula McGlinchey. He is co-founder with McGlinchey of Why on Earth Productions, which had its first production of solo-play Yoga For Beginners as part of the Scene & Heard work in development Festival at Smock Alley, 2016. Adam has over twelve years experience as a creative writing facilitator and works as a professional reader and editor at adamwyeth.com, Fishpublishing.com and the Bigsmokewritingfactory.com. Adam is running many creative workshops in 2017 including the Mythic Imagination week long creative writing at Anam Cara, Co. Cork. See adamwyeth.com for further details. He currently works on research and ideas for the RTE Radio 1 Poetry Programme.
Theatre maker | Filmmaker | Poet | Performer | Producer | Producer and Editor of The Offies Awards and OffWestEnd.com