John Jordan was an Irish poet born in Dublin in 1930. He was educated at Synge Street CBS, University College Dublin and Oxford University.
In 1962 he re-founded and edited the literary magazine Poetry Ireland. This first series of Poetry Ireland lasted until 1968–69. In 1981 he became the first editor of the new magazine published by the Poetry Ireland Society, called Poetry Ireland Review.
His Selected Poems, was published in 2008 by Dedalus Press.