Biography of Bernard Kennedy
Born Rathfarnham, Dublin, Ireland.
Educated De La Salle College, Churchtown, Dublin.
Holy Cross Seminary, ordained 1979.
Taught Religious Studies in Schools, Sallynoggin, and Balbriggan, Dublin.
Trained as a Freudian Psychoanalyst, Holds M.A. University of Sheffield,2000, and,
M.Sc.School of Psychotherapy, University College Dublin (2002)
works at Beechwood Parish, Ranelagh, Dublin. www.beechwoodparish.com
Has written Essays for
The Furrow (thefurrow.ie)
The Letter (The letter.ie)
Intercom, Studies, (www.irishstudiesreview.ie) and other publications.& Lacanian- Psychoanalysis (online)
Bernard Kennedy's Works:
Context Reality Poems.1988.
Leaves of Autumn: Poems (1998)
The Poet's Tower & Love Poems. (2000)
Berlin, Berlin, (2001)
online at www.mourne.net (guest poet)
- Birthday Poem
- A Birthday Celebration
- July Morning Mindfullness
- The Night Visitor
- Gypsy Dance of love
- the Walker
- Looking Out
- Old Faithful Dog
- Summer Butterfly
- Tobias tends the apple trees
- The Faeries Call to visit
- Picnic at Glendalough
- Mindfullness poem
Sligo Tractor Dance
In through the field gate comes
the tractor, with added beak,
behind is its partner, pulling
a container to receive its spew.
Then round the dance floor of the summer
field, two days old, two hour dance,
for while the sun shines?
Together in step time, no foxtrot,