Patrick Moran was born in Templetuohy, County Tipperary, where he still lives. He works as a teacher. His poems have been widely published. A winner of the Gerard Manley Hopkins Poetry Prize, he has also been shortlisted for the Hennessy / Sunday Tribune poetry award. His work is featured in anthologies, including the inaugural Forward anthology. His first collection, The Stubble Fields, was published in 2001.