Leeanne Quinn was born in Drogheda. Her debut collection, Before You, was published in 2012 and was highly commended in the Forward Prize for Poetry 2013. Her poems have been widely anthologised with poems appearing in Windharp: Poems of Ireland Since 1916 (Penguin, 2015), Berryman’s Fate: A Centenary Celebration in Verse (Arlen, 2014), If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song (Dedalus, 2014), The Forward Book of Poetry 2013 (Faber, 2012), among others.
Her work has also been published in a variety of magazines and journals including The Irish Times, The Stinging Fly, and The SHOp and broadcast on RTÉ Radio One. In 2012 she was the recipient of an Arts Council Bursary Award for Literature. Her second collection, Some Lives, is forthcoming this year.
Polina Cosgrave is a Russian-born poet based in Ireland, published in a number of journals and anthologies, including Writing Home by Dedalus Press. Her work was featured on Echo of Moscow radio station, Russia-K channel, RTE Radio 1, The Irish Times, Arts in Action NUI Galway and Mother Tongues Festival. Polina’s debut poetry collection Somewhat Russian will be published by Dedalus Press later this year. She is raising a daughter.