Michael O’Loughlin was born in Dublin in 1958. In the 1970s he founded Raven Arts Press with Dermot Bolger. He has published five collections of poetry, the most recent of which is In This Life, recently published by New Island. He has written screenplays for many feature films, and is also active as a critic and translator. He has been Writer Fellow at Trinity College Dublin, and Writer in Residence for Galway City and County. After many years living abroad, he is currently living in Dublin again.