Mr John Mcauliffe - Personal details
He won the RTE Poet of the Future Award in 2000 and published his first collection, A Better Life (Gallery), in 2002, which received a bursary from the Irish Arts Council and was shortlisted for a Forward Prize. His second book Next Door was published in 2007. His most recent book Of All Places was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Autumn 2011.
His poems have appeared in the Guardian, Irish Times and many literary journals. He directed Ireland's biggest poetry festival Poetry Now at Dun Laoghaire until 2007 and was a contributing editor to the journal Metre. He founded and, for its first three years, co-ordinated and chaired the Irish Times Poetry Now Award.
He previously taught at a number of Irish universities and was Visiting Heimbold Chair in Irish Studies at Villanova University in 2010.With Ian McGuire, he founded the Centre for New Writing in 2007. They founded and co-edit The Manchester Review. He also runs the online poetry digest, The Page, and, in 2013, began to write a monthly poetry column for The Irish Times.