Nell Regan (England/Ireland) read at the 2007 John Hewitt International Summer School, alongside Ray Givans and Elaine Gaston, in a reading to celebrate The Shop magazine.
Nell was born in London in 1969 but grew up in Dublin, and works as a freelance educator and literary programmer. She attended University College Dublin, Lancaster University, Goldsmiths, and is a graduate of The Poets’ House, Donegal. In 2011, she participated in the International Writing Program Fall Residency at the University of Iowa and in 2012 she was a Fulbright Scholar at U C Berkeley. In 2016 Nell was awarded a Kavanagh Fellowship.
She has four poetry publications: “Underworld” (Lapwing, 2004) “Preparing for Spring” (Arlen House, 2007/ Syracuse University Press, 2008); “Bound for Home” (Arlen House, 2011); and “One Still Thing (Enitharmon, 2014). With James Hadley, Nell served as co-editor and translator for “A Gap in the Clouds: A New Translation of the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu” (Dedalus, 2021).
Nell is also the author of “Female Activists, Irish Women and Change” (Woodfield Press, 2001) and “Helena Molony, a Radical Life: 1888-1967” (Arlen House, 2017), which was an Irish Independent Book of the Year.
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