Thomas Lynch is the author of five collections of poems and three books of essays. A book of stories, Apparition & Late Fictions, published in 2010 to critical acclaim, is now available paperback and can be purchased in bookstores and online.
A "Classic Contemporary" edition of Skating with Heather Grace, his first book of poems, has just be reissued by Carnegie-Mellon University Press. Paraclete Press has just published The Sin Eater: A Breviary -- a collection of his sin-eater poems accompanied by black and white photographs by Michael Lynch and cover art by Sean Lynch.
Thomas Lynch's work has been the subject of two film documentaries. PBS Frontline's The Undertaking
, aired nationwide in 2007, won the 2008 Emmy Award for Arts and Culture Documentary. Cathal Black's film, Learning Gravity,
produced for the BBC, was featured at the 2008 Telluride Film Festival and the 6th Traverse City Film Festival
in 2009 where it was awarded the Michigan Prize
by Michael Moore.
Thomas Lynch's essays, poems and stories have appeared in The Atlantic and Granta, The New York Times and Times of London, The New Yorker, Poetry and The Paris Review and elsewhere. He lives in Milford, Michigan where he has been the funeral director since 1974, and in Moveen, Co. Clare, Ireland where he keeps an ancestral cottage.