John McAuliffe has published four books with The Gallery Press, A Better Life (2002), which was shortlisted for a Forward Prize, Next Door (2007), Of All Places (2011) which was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and The Way In (2015). His poems have been published in Best Irish Poems 2008 & 2010, Cork Literary Review, The Guardian, International Literary Quarterly, The Irish Times, The North, Poetry, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Review, PN Review, The Rialto, The Spectator, The Stinging Fly, and The Watchful Heart.
He was born in 1973 and grew up in Listowel, Co. Kerry. He lives in Manchester, where he co-directs the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester and edits the Manchester Review and the online poetry digest thepage.name.
In Spring 2010 he was Visiting Heimbold Professor of Irish Studies at Villanova University. He has written a monthly poetry column for The Irish Times since 2012 and has been a member of the Irish Arts Council since 2013.