Catherine Byron

Standard Name: Byron, Catherine
Birth Name: Catherine Greenfield
Married Name: Catherine Byron
A poet whose career began in the later twentieth century, CB has published six volumes of poetry, one semi-autobiograpical prose narrative, two autobiographical essays, poetry reviews, and a series of online collaborations combining poetry and visual art, as well as an online writer's journal. She has co-edited a poetry anthology and contributed to others, and she has written radio scripts for the BBC . She writes about women in Irish culture, mythology, and literature, and about the life processes of transformation, metamorphosis, and (re)generation. Her feminist politics inform all of her writing.


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27 October 1980: A hunger strike began in the notorious H-blocks...

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27 October 1980

A hunger strike began in the notorious H-blocks of the Maze Prison , Belfast, among young men convicted of terrorist violence, who already spent four years wearing wraps, not clothes, in a Blanket and...


Byron, Catherine. “An Appetite for Fasting?”. My Self, My Muse, edited by Patricia Boyle Haberstroh, Syracuse University Press, 2001, pp. 61-71.
Byron, Catherine. Emails about Catherine Byron to Jane Haslett.
Byron, Catherine. Emails about Catherine Byron to Rebecca Blasco.
Byron, Catherine. “Letter from South China”. Poetry Review, Vol.
, No. 1, pp. 28-30.
Byron, Catherine. Out of Step. Loxwood Stoneleigh, 1992.
Byron, Catherine. Samhain. Taxus, 1987.
Byron, Catherine. Settlements. Taxus, 1985.
Byron, Catherine. Settlements; &, Samhain. Loxwood Stoneleigh, 1993.
Byron, Catherine. The Fat-Hen Field Hospital. Loxwood Stoneleigh, 1993.
Byron, Catherine. The Getting of Vellum. Salmon Publishing, 2000.
Byron, Catherine. “The Most Difficult Door”. Women’s Lives into Print, edited by Pauline Polkey, Macmillan, 1999, pp. 185-96.
Byron, Catherine, and Eileen Coxon. “The Renderers; and, Catherine Byron’s Journal”. Nottingham Trent University: trAce Online Writing Centre: Poetry Places: February - April 1999.