David McLoghlin

Genres: Irish Writing | Poetry | Professional Development

David McLoghlin is a poet, writer of creative nonfiction and teacher of creative writing. His books are Waiting for Saint Brendan and Other Poems and Santiago Sketches, both published by Salmon Poetry. His pamphlets are Sign Tongue. which won the Good Morning Menagerie Chapbook-in-Translation Prize in 2014, and The Magic Door (Blue Canary Press, Milwaukee, 1993). His writing has been broadcast on WNYC’s Radiolab, published extensively in US and Irish journals like Poetry Ireland Review, Barrow Street, The Stinging Fly, Cimarron Review, The Moth, and Hayden’s Ferry Review. He has received prizes, grants and fellowships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, The Patrick Kavanagh Awards, New York University, The Arts Council, and attended artists’ retreats at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig. He teaches creative writing via the Writers in Schools Programme and Poetry as Commemoration and is on the directory of the National Mentoring Programme. He has mentored and taught creative writing and literature at Sunken Garden Poetry Festival; University College, Dublin; New York University; Coler Specialty Hospital, and at Hunts Point Alliance for Children in the South Bronx, where he was Resident Writer. David lived in New York City between 2010 and 2020, where he attended New York University’s Creative Writing Program from 2010-2012, and now lives in Cork with his family.


David’s attendance at West Cork Literary Festival is supported Poetry as Commemoration, an initiative of the Irish Poetry Reading Archive at UCD Library in partnership with Poetry Ireland and Arts Council Northern Ireland.

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