PEOPLE

RITA ANN HIGGINS

1955 -

Rita Ann Higgins was born in Galway. Her poetry collections are Goddess on the Mervue Bus (Galway, Salmon, 1986), Witch in the Bushes (Salmon, 1988), Goddess and Witch (Salmon, 1989), Philomena's Revenge (Salmon, 1992), Higher Purchase (Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare, Salmon Publishing, 1996), and An Awful Racket (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Bloodaxe Books, 2001). Her poetry has won several awards and her work has been selected for Yale University's literature curriculum. She is a member of Aosdána, and lives in Galway.