Ed Madden was born in Newport, Arkansas, in 1963. He now teaches at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC.
His first book of poetry, Signals (Columbia, SC, USC Press, 2008), won the 2007 South Carolina Poetry Book Prize. His work has been included in the Notre Dame Book of Irish American Poetry: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present (Notre Dame 2007) and Best New Poets 2007 (Charlottesville, VA, Meridian, 2007).
In 2010 Madden was a research fellow in the Centre for Irish Studies at NUIG.
*listed because of strong association with Ireland