Chris Agee is a poet, essayist, editor and photographer living in Ireland. Since 2007, he has worked full-time as Editor of Irish Pages: A Journal of Contemporary Writing, Ireland’s premier literary journal (which he founded in 2002), as well as in a freelance literary capacity, including as a reviewer for The Irish Times. Between 2013 and 2015, he was the Keith Wright Literary Fellow at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, where he remains as a Visiting Scholar in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He recently worked with the filmmaker Johnny Gogan on a documentary about the Irish essayist Hubert Butler (1900–1990), entitled Witness to the Future and launched in February 2016 at the Dublin International Film Festival. He has edited a sixth volume of Butler’s work, Balkan Essays, to be published by The Irish Pages Press in 2016.
He holds dual Irish and American citizenship, and has spent most of his adult life in Ireland. He also spends part of each year at his house on the Dalmatian island of Korcula, near Dubrovnik, in Croatia.