David McLoghlin was born in Dublin in 1972. He has an MA from University College Dublin, and an MFA from New York University, where he was a Goldwater Fellow from 2011-2012. He has published a pamphlet, The Magic Door (1993), and his poems have appeared in Poetry Ireland Review, Cyphers, The Shop and The Stinging Fly, among others. In 2008, he won second prize in the Patrick Kavanagh Awards, read with Poetry Ireland’s Introductions reading series for emerging poets, and won the English section of the Frances Browne Multilingual Poetry Competition. He lives in West Kerry.