Born in Dublin in 1939, Neville Keery’s vocation as a poet was first expressed in verses emerging during a visit to Venice in 1993. Turnings, a first selection of his poems, was published in 1999.
After a career spent largely in Brussels, he returned to Dublin as a writer in 2001. He won the 2003 Francis Ledwidge Award and he was selected to read work in the 2005 Poetry Ireland Introductions Series. His keen visual appreciation and good humour are never far away and he is currently interested in the haiku form and in the relationships between poetry and film images. Neville Keery's latest collection that includes haiku, HOME (poems 1999-2006), was published in 2007 by Hinds Publishing and The Blackrock Society.