Irish poet and dramatist, Terry McDonagh taught creative writing at the University of Hamburg and was Drama Director at the International School Hamburg for 15 years. He now works freelance. He has been writer in residence in Europe, Asia and Australia. He’s published eight poetry collections, a book of letters, as well as prose and poetry for young people Translated into Indonesian and German and distributed internationally by Syracuse Uni. Press. His latest poetry collection: Ripple Effect was published in 2013 – Arlen House, and his children’s story, Michel the Merman, illustrated by Marc Barnes (NZ), in 2014.Echolocation (poetry for young people) is to be published autumn 2015 and Lady Cassie Peregrina (poetry) in spring 2016. He lives in Hamburg and Ireland. His poem, Out of the Dying Pan into the Pyre. was long-listed for the Poetry Society Poetry Prize 2015.