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Michael O’Loughlin

Michael O’Loughlin published his first collection of poetry in 1980, and since then he has published five more collections. He has also written screenplays for three major feature films. In addition, he has published stories and many essays and reviews, which he continues to do, and has translated more than a hundred publications from Dutch, French and Spanish. He has lived in many different cities, including Barcelona, Paris, Copenhagen, and Amsterdam.

The City has always been central to his work, and in recent years it has focussed on European history in the twentieth century. From the beginning, he has been fascinated by the cultures of countries like the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, and how they relate to his own cultural background in a small edge of Europe. During his stay he planned to work on a new collection of poems reflecting on the way Prague has changed since the last time he’s been here in 1978.

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