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ELEANOR HOOKER was born in south Tipperary in 1963, and after many years living in the UK, now lives in North Tipperary. Her award-winning poems have been published in literary journals worldwide. She has two collections published by Dedalus Press, The Shadow Owner’s Companion (2012), shortlisted for the Strong/Shine award for Best First Collection, and A Tug of Blue (2016). Her third collection and two chapbooks Honey (Bonnefant Press) and traces (Salvage Press) are forthcoming in 2021. Her poetry has been published in translation, in Hungarian, Dutch, Portuguese, Polish and Romanian literary journals. Her profile features on the Irish page of Poetry International. She has twice won the UK Poetry Society’s Member’s Poetry Competition. Her prose and short stories have been published in the Irish Times and literary journals in Ireland, the UK and US. Eleanor Hooker holds an MPhil (Distinction) in Creative Writing from Trinity College Dublin, an MA (Hons) from the University of Northumbria, and an BA (Hons 1st) from the Open University. She is a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London, a helm and Press Officer at Lough Derg RNLI. Eleanor Hooker began her career as a nurse and a midwife. (See also www.eleanorhooker.com)

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