Billy Ramsell was born in Cork in 1977 and educated at North Monastery and UCC. His poems have appeared widely in magazines and journals and he was shortlisted in 2005 for a Hennessy award. His debut collection, Complicated Pleasures, was published by Dedalus in 2007. His poems exist on the border between the personal and the political, combining delicately lyrical meditations on love, art and memory with darker works that confront head-on the pressures and uncertainties of a largely urban, globalised world. Billy Ramsell's most recent collection is The Architect's Dream of Winter (Dedalus Press, 2014).