Nell Regan


Nell Regan is a poet and non-fiction writer based in Dublin. She has published three collections of poetry, most recently One Still Thing, Enitharmon Press (London, 2014) She has been a Writing Fellow at the University of Iowa’s International Writing Programme and a Fulbright Scholar at UC Berkeley. Other awards include the 2016 Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship and an Arts Council Literature Bursary while her debut collection Preparing for Spring, (Arlen House,  Galway, 2007) was shortlisted for the Glen Dimplex New Writing, Strong First Collection, Kavanagh and Vincent Buckley Awards.


Her work has been published in journals including The Irish Times, Poetry Ireland Review, The Iowa Review and Cyphers and translated into Russian and Chinese. She has also written articles and guest edited with Poetry Ireland Review and Cyphers.  She has undertaken several reading tours of the US supported by Culture Ireland and The Poetry Society of America, given readings in New Zealand and the UK as well as reading at festivals and venues all over Ireland including Poetry Now, DLR, Listowel Writers Week, John Hewitt Festival, West Cork Literary Festival, Abbey Theatre and many others.

Her non-fiction includes the forthcoming , Helena Molony: A Radical Life, the first full length biography of the 1916 veteran, Abbey actor, trade unionist and feminist (Arlen House, autumn 2016)

As a freelancer she runs workshops for children and adults in creative writing, lectures in Irish poetry and programmes literary events and festivals.