From the Irish Times:
The winner of this year’s Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award is Rafiq Kathwari, who lives in Omeath, Co Louth.
He graduated from the University of Kashmir in 1969 before studying at the New University in New York and Columbia University. Most of his working life has been spent with Ethan Allen, a large manufacturer and retailer of home furnishings based in the United States. He has also worked as photojournalist. Mr Kathwari has published poems in print and online in the US, Ireland and Asia.