Vona Groarke has published six collections with Gallery Press, the latest being X, (2014), shortlisted for The Irish Times Poetry Now Award, and a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Others include Spindrift (2010), Flight (2002), which won the Michael Hartnett Award, and Juniper Street (2006), as well as her translation from Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill’s eighteenth-century Irish, Lament for Art O’Leary (2008), which is currently being adapted as an opera by composer, Irene Buckley. Her poems have recently appeared in Yale Review, The New Yorker, Kenyon Review, Boston Review, The Guardian, The Times and Poetry Review. In 2010, she was elected to Aosdána. She is a Senior Lecturer teaching poetry in the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester, and is the current editor of Poetry Ireland Review.