Mr John Mcauliffe

Reader (Creative Writing &Mod Li)

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Biography

He won the RTE Poet of the Future Award in 2000 and published his first book, A Better Life (Gallery), in 2002, which received a bursary from the Irish Arts Council and was shortlisted for a Forward Prize. His second book Next Door was published in 2007. Of All Places was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Autumn 2011 and his most recent book The Way In received the Michael Hartnett Award in Spring 2016.

His poems have appeared in the GuardianIrish Times and many literary journalsHe directed Ireland's biggest poetry festival Poetry Now until 2007 and was a contributing editor to the journal Metre. He founded and, for its first three years, co-ordinated and chaired the Irish Times Poetry Now Award.  He has acted as external examiner for MA programmes at UCC, UCD, Plymouth, Sheffield Hallam and Lancaster, and as PhD examiner at NUI Galway, University of Wollongong and Plymouth.

He previously taught at a number of Irish universities and was Visiting Heimbold Chair in Irish Studies at Villanova University in 2010.With Ian McGuire, he founded the Centre for New Writing  in 2007. They founded and co-edit The Manchester Review. He runs the online poetry digest, The Page, and, in 2013, began a regular poetry column for The Irish Times. He is a member of the Irish Arts Council.

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A Better Life (2002),  Next Door (2007), Of All Places (2011) and The Way In (2015)can be bought fromGallery Press or via Amazon

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