Francis Harvey was a much-admired Irish poet and short fiction writer. Born in Enniskillen in 1925 he published five collections of poems, most recently Donegal Haiku (Dedalus Press, 2013), as well as Making Space: New & Selected Poems (Dedalus, 2001). His Collected Poems appeared from Dedalus in April 2007. Much of his work celebrated the flora and fauna of the Donegal landscape which was both his home and his inspiration on many walks and excursions, prompting Donegal poet Moya Cannot to refer to him as "a Basho-like figure". Among the many prizes his work received are The Irish Times/Yeats Summer School Prize, The Guardian/WWF Prize, and a Peterloo Prize. Francis Harvey died in 2014.