Named as one of Ireland’s Rising Poets by Poetry Ireland Review, Afric McGlinchey has won numerous prizes, including the Hennessy Poetry Award, Poets Meet Politics prize and several awards from the Arts Council of Ireland. In 2023, Salmon Poetry published The lucky star of hidden things, and in 2016, Ghost of the Fisher Cat, both of which were translated into Italian and showcased in 2023 alongside the work of Sinéad Morrissey, Freda Laughton and Eavan Boland. In 2021, Broken Sleep Books (UK) published her Arts Council funded hybrid memoir, Tied to the Wind, described by one reviewer as ‘a brilliant and important book.’
Maeve O’Sullivan works part-time in further education. Her poetry and haikai have been widely published, anthologized, awarded and translated. She is the author of five collections from Alba Publishing, the most recent of which is Wasp on the Prayer Flag (2021). Maeve is a professional member of the Irish Writers’ Centre, and leads workshops in haiku and related forms for adults and children on behalf of both them and Poetry Ireland.