John Menaghan

A prize-winning poet and playwright, John Menaghan has published four books with Salmon Poetry (Ireland): All the Money in the World (1999), She Alone (2006), What Vanishes (2009), and Here and Gone (2014). Kirkus Reviews called All the Money in the World "an auspicious beginning." David Mason, writing in The Hudson Review, called She Alone "one of the best books of 2006." And Books Ireland described What Vanishes as an “evocative” and “experimental” collection with a jazz-like form and flow. Four of his short plays have received productions in Los Angeles, and one in Omaha. One of those plays, A Rumor of Rain, was published in The Hollow & Other Plays (2008). Menaghan teaches literature and creative writing at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where he also serves as Director of both the Irish Studies and Summer in Ireland programs.