nigel-mcloughlin-hum_mediumProfessor Nigel McLoughlin is a Renaissance man, whose list of achievements is longer than some short novels.  An established voice in contemporary poetry, his work has twice been short-listed for the prestigious Hennessy Award, and placed in the equally competitive Kavanagh Awards and The New Writer Poetry Prizes.  He is the author of At The Waters’ Clearing, Songs For No Voices, Blood, Dissonances, and Chora.

Songs for no voicesHis poems have received widespread critical acclaim in numerous publications, including PN Review, London Magazine, Poetry Ireland, Envoi, Orbis, and Shearsman.  His work, which also includes translations from the Irish and German languages, has been published and anthologised in Ireland, Britain, USA, Canada, Australia, Europe, Japan, Nepal, and Malaysia; his poems have featured in The Guardian, The Independent on Sunday, The London Magazine, Poetry Review, The Irish Times, and Sunday Tribune.

BloodmcloughlinHe has edited and co-edited numerous anthologies, regularly reviewed for London Magazine and Poetry Review, and often spoken on local and national radio.  While the rest of us are wondering what we’ve done with our lives, Nigel has been publishing articles and presenting papers on the pedagogy of Creative Writing.

DissonancesIn November 2011, the title of Professor was conferred on him in recognition of his achievements in teaching, his research excellence, and his professional standing. He acts as an Advisor to The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, is Editor of Iota poetry journal, and Creative Writing: Teaching Theory and Practice, a journal on creative writing pedagogy; he has served on the management committee of the National Association of Writers in Education, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and in 2011 he was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship.

choraI could go on.  He has recently graduated with an MSc (distinction) in Neuropsychology and co-edited a special edition of TEXT: The Journal of Writers and Writing Courses on Creativity: Cognitive, Social and Cultural Perspectives. In 2013 he also served as a guest editor on a special edition of American, British, and Canadian Studies. It is widely rumoured that there may be more than one of him.  On occasion he is sighted with a pint of Guinness, looking as calm and unflustered as any man you’ll see.

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