Author

LEEANNE QUINN was born in Drogheda in 1978, and grew up there and in Monasterboice, Co. Louth. She studied at University College Dublin, University College Cork, and holds a PhD in American Literature from Trinity College Dublin. Her first collection of poetry, Before You, was published by Dedalus Press in 2012 and highly commended in the Forward Prize for Poetry 2013. Her second collection, Some Lives, was published in 2020 and noted as a ‘Book of the Year’ by The Irish Times and The Irish Independent. She is the recipient of three Arts Council Bursary awards, most recently in 2021. Her poems have been widely anthologised, appearing in Queering The Green: Post-2000 Queer Irish Poetry (Lifeboat Press, 2021), Hold Open the Door (UCD Press, 2020), Windharp: Poems of Ireland Since 1916 (Penguin, 2015), and The Forward Book of Poetry 2013 (Faber, 2012). With Joseph Woods, she co-edited Romance Options, an anthology of contemporary love poems from Ireland (Dedalus Press, 2022). She lives in Vienna, Austria.

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