Nell Regan

Nell Regan is a poet and non-fiction writer and recent recipient of the Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship. She is an educator and literary programmer based in Dublin and her latest book is A Gap in the Clouds.

New Book

A Gap in the Clouds: A New Translation of the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, translated by Nell Regan and James Hadley, has just been published by Dedalus Press.

‘these delightful translations reveal millennium old voices still fresh and full of yearning’. The Irish Times, 13 March

A Gap in the Clouds featured on Arena, RTE Radio 1. Listen here RTÉ Radio Player (

5 star Review A Gap in the Clouds review : Review: A Gap in the Clouds – Japanese poems translated (

Other Books by Nell Regan

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Listen to Nell read Whalesong, Bound For Home


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Helena Molony: A Radical Life was an 2017 Irish Independent Book of the Year.

Nell runs creative writing course for all ages and lectures on Irish poetry at 3rd level.