Pádraig Ó Tuama

Pádraig Ó Tuama received a BA (Div) from Maryvale Institute, Birmingham, and an MTh from Queens University Belfast.

Ó Tuama is the author of the poetry collections Kitchen Hymns (Copper Canyon Press, 2025); Daily Prayer with the Corrymeela Community (Canterbury Press, 2017); Sorry for Your Troubles (Canterbury Press, 2013); and Readings from the Books of Exile (Canterbury Press, 2012), all published in the United Kingdom. He is also the editor of the anthology Poetry Unbound (W. W. Norton, 2022) and of the memoir In the Shelter: Finding a Home in the World (Hodder & Stoughton, 2015), a book of spiritual reflection.

From 2014 to 2019, Ó Tuama was the leader of the Corrymeela Community, Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation organization, which works with over ten thousand people a year to transform division through human encounters, with focuses on sectarianism, marginalization, public theology, and the legacies of conflict.

Ó Tuama lives in Ireland.