John McDonagh is a lecturer in the Department of English  Language and Literature at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. He is the author of Brendan Kennelly – A Host of Ghosts (Liffey Press, 2004) and editor, with Stephen Newman, of Michael Hartnett Remembered (Four Courts Press, 2006)He was the 2005/6 MIC Research Fellow and his biography of Brendan Kennelly will be published by Bloodaxe Books in 2008. He is also an Associate Editor of the Irish Review of Books as well as the treasurer of AFIS.