ative to Ireland but relocated in childhood to Brussels and New England, David McLoghlin writes about emigration and a search for belonging, about betrayal and abuse, about the imagined private lives of the saints, and the geometries of loss and love on the New York subway. In so doing, he offers the reader a first collection that is at once expansive and refined: an uncommon blend of scope and pointillist detail.
Moya Cannon and Theo Dorgan, The Patrick Kavanagh Awards, November 2008
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.