Bernard O’Donoghue is a poet and former tutor in English at Wadham College. He specialised in medieval literature and modern Irish literature until his retirement in 2011. With eight books of poetry to his name, his most recent work, “The Seasons of Cullen Church” (2016), was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot prize, like his previous volumes. O’Donoghue has also made significant contributions to the study of medieval English poetry, including a verse translation of “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” and editing “Selections from Chaucer” (2016). His work extends to modern Irish poetry, with his editing of “The Cambridge Companion to Seamus Heaney” and an ongoing project to edit Heaney’s poems. He has held positions such as the Director of the Yeats International Summer School and President of the Irish Literary Society in London.