Padraig Regan is a poet and essayist from Belfast. Some Integrity (Carcanet, 2022) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize Best First Collection. They are the author of two previous poetry pamphlets: Delicious (Lifeboat, 2016) and Who Seemed Alive and Altogether Real (Emma Press, 2017). They received an Eric Gregory Award in 2015, an Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary Award in 2020, and the Clarissa Luard Award in 2021. They hold a Phd on creative-critical and hybridised writing in the works of Anne Carson and Medieval Texts from the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast, where they were one of the Ciaran Carson Writing and the City Fellows in 2021.