Nell Regan was born in London in 1969 and grew up in Dublin where she currently lives and teaches. She studied history at UCD and has an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University and The Poets' House in Donegal. Her poetry has been widely published and anthologised and Underworld, a chapbook was published by Lapwing in 2004. Her non fiction publications include the first biography of Helena Molony in Female Activists, Irish Women and Change, Woodfield Press, 2002 and the Field Day Anthology Vol 4. In 2006 she was shortlisted for the Patrick Kavanagh Awards and she received the 2007 Dublin City Council Bursary for Literature. Preparing for Spring, published by Arlen House and distributed by Syracuse University Press in the US, was her debut collection and was nominated for the 2007 Glen Dimplex New Writing Awards. In 2011 she published a second book of poetry in conjunction with artist Monica Boyle, called Bound for Home. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2011 and attended the International Writers Program at the University of Iowa. She was based at the University of California, Berkeley, from January to February 2012 and in New York from February to mid-March 2012. She was on residency in the Centre Cultural Irlandais in Paris in Autumn 2013. She was the Artistic Director of the West Cork Literary Festival in 2014. She launched her third book, One Still Thing, published by Enitharmon Press, London, in November 2014.