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Padraic Colum

Padraic Colum (1881-1972) was an Irish author and poet best known for his writings on Irish mythology and children's literature. Colum was born in Longford, Ireland, and spent a large portion of his early years working as a journalist and teacher before deciding to pursue writing as a career. The release of Colum's first book of poetry, "Wild Earth," in the early 1900s marked the beginning of his literary career. Later, he published several plays, poetry volumes, and books of both fiction and...See more