Enda Wyley was born in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin. She is a teacher and writer and is a member of Aosdána, the Irish academy of artists. She has published six collections of poetry with Dedalus Press: The Painter on his Bike (2019 ) Borrowed Space, New and Selected Poems, (2014), To Wake to This, (2009 ), Poems for Breakfast, ( 2004 ), Socrates in the Garden, (1998) and Eating Baby Jesus, (1993 ).
She was the inaugural winner of the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize, Melbourne University and was the recipient of a Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship for her poetry. Her poetry has been widely broadcast, translated and anthologised including in The Harvard Anthology of Modern Irish Poetry, Lines of Vision, The National Gallery of Ireland and If Ever You Go, One City, One Book. She has been poet-in-residence for many projects and institutions including; The Coombe Maternity Hospital, Dublin, and The People’s Acorn, a sculpture project for Áras an Uachtaráin.
Enda Wyley’s books for children from O’Brien Press, are Boo and Bear, I Won’t Go to China! and The Silver Notebook. Her poetry for children has been included in anthologies such as Something Beginning with P, O’Brien Press and Once Upon A Place, Ed Eoin Colfer, Little Island.