This sad news from Poetry ireland:
Sydney Bernard Smith
Poetry Ireland was saddened to hear of the passing of poet and writer Sydney Bernard Smith. In the past Sydney had read for Poetry Ireland, has been a contributor to Poetry Ireland Review and his Poems 1957-2006 was favourably reviewed in PIR 92.
He published a large number of acclaimed poetry collections, plays and a novel. His work was broadcast by RTÉ, BBC and Channel 4 as well as being performed in Ireland, Europe and the USA.
We would like to express our deepest sympathies to his family and friends.
Sydney Bernard Smith at Irish Writers Online See also links to Sydney’s various websites at this entry.
Free download of Sydney’s first collection, Girl With Violin, at Irish Literary Revival.
My deepest sympathies to his family. I know he was very brave and philosophical in the time since the terminal diagnosis.