Padraig Regan was born in 1993 in Belfast. They are the author of two poetry pamphlets: Delicious (Lifeboat, 2016) and Who Seemed Alive & Altogether Real (Emma Press, 2017). In 2015, they were a recipient of an Eric Gregory Award. They hold a PhD on creative-critical and hybridised writing practices in medieval texts and the work of Anne Carson from the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen's University Belfast. Padraig has a collection called Some Integrity (2022) forthcoming from Carcanet. They recently received the Clarissa Luard Award for an emerging writer, awarded to them by Colm Tóibín.