Nuala Archer is an American poet of Irish descent, author of five books, most recently, Inch Aeons. Her first book, Whale on the Line, won the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award in 1980. She has published poems in literary journals and magazines including The American Poetry Review, Mid-American Review and Seneca Review. Until 2011, she was an Associate Professor in the English Department at Cleveland State University. During the 1990s, she briefly served as the director of Cleveland State University Poetry Center. She has taught literature and edited the Midland Review at Oklahoma State University. She has also taught at Yale University and Albertus Magnus College. She has educated at Wheaton College in Illinois, Trinity College Dublin and the University of Wisconsin. Born in Rochester, New York to Irish parents, her family moved to Canada, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Panama.