Moira Egan has published nine books of poetry—five in the United States and four in Italy. Her most recent volume is Amore e morte, a bilingual new and selected (Edizioni Tlon, 2022). Her poems and essays have been published in journals and anthologies on four continents. Alongside translator Damiano Abeni, she has published volumes in Italian by John Ashbery, John Barth, Aimee Bender, Frank Bidart, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Anthony Hecht, Sheila Heti, Ben Lerner, Valzhyna Mort, Charles Simic, Mark Strand, Ocean Vuong, C. K. Williams, Charles Wright, and others. She has translated into English noted Italian poets such as Antonella Anedda, Rossano Astremo, Patrizia Cavalli, Massimo Gezzi, Marco Giovenale, Franca Grisoni, Vivian Lamarque, and Fabio Pusterla. In 2022, Egan published David’s Jugular (Legas Books), a selection of poems from four of Franco Buffoni’s recent books.
Egan has had writing fellowships at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (as a Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Fellow and as a CSG Foundation Fellow); the St. James Cavalier Centre for Creativity in Malta; the Civitella Ranieri Center; the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center; and the James Merrill House. In 2023, she was awarded the Academy of American Poets’ Raiziss/de Palchi Fellowship.
Egan lives in Rome, where she teaches creative writing at St. Stephen’s School and John Cabot University.