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Michael O'Loughlin

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Michael O’Loughlin was born in Dublin in 1958 and studied at Trinity College Dublin. In the late 1970s he was involved with Dermot Bolger in setting up Raven Arts Press. In 1980 he moved to Barcelona for some years. After this, he lived in Amsterdam until 2002, where he worked mainly as a translator. He has translated over a hundred books from the Dutch, including Hidden Weddings: Selected Poems of Gerrit Achterberg. In the 1990s he concentrated on screenwriting and had a number of feature films produced.

His poetry collections are Stalingrad: The Street Dictionary (Raven Press, 1980); Atlantic Blues (Raven Arts Press, 1982) andThe Diary of a Silence (Raven Arts Press, 1985). New Island has published two of his collections, Another Nation, New & Selected Poems (1994); and In This Life (2011).

He lived for many years in continental Europe and now lives in Dublin.