Nigel McLoughlin was born in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, in 1968. He was educated at St Michael’s College, Enniskillen, the University of London and the University of Ulster. In 2000, he was awarded an MA in Creative writing and in 2004 a PhD in Creative Writing – both from Lancaster University.
His collections are At The Waters’ Clearing (2001); Songs for No Voices (2004); Blood (2005); Dissonances (2007); and Chora New & Selected Poems (2009).
His poetry has been shortlisted for the Hennessy Award, the Kavanagh Awards and the New Writer Poetry Prizes.
He is co-editor of the anthology Breaking The Skin: 21st Century Irish Writing (two volumes 2002).
Nigel is currently the editor of literary magazine Iota and the academic journal Creative Writing: Teaching, Theory & Practice. He is Professor of Creativity & Poetics at the University of Gloucestershire.