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Padraic Colum

irish theater poet

Colum, Padraic (1881–1972), Irish poet and dramatist associated with the Celtic renaissance and the Irish National Theater; cofounder of the Irish Review (1911) and writer of several plays for Dublin's Abbey Theater including The Fiddler's House (1907) and Thomas Μ uskerry (1910). Colum moved to the United States in 1914 and was president of the Poetry Society of America. Other works are Orpheus (1929), The Frenzied Prince (1943), Collected Poems (1953), and The Poet's Circuits (1960).

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