Lorna Shaughnessy

Lorna was born in Belfast and lives in Co. Galway. She has published three poetry collections, Torching the Brown River, Witness Trees and Anchored (Salmon Poetry), and a chapbook, Song of the Forgotten Shulamite (Lapwing).

Her work was selected for the Forward Book of Poetry, 2009.

She is also a translator of Spanish and South American Poetry. Her translation of Manuel Rivas’, The Disappearance of Snow (Shearsman Press) was shortlisted for the 2014 Popescu Prize. She won the Poems for Patience Award (UHG/Cúirt). Her theatre-piece, The Sacrificial Wind was staged in Cúirt and will be revived in Autumn 2018.

Lorna will be reading at the Poetry Gathering on Thursday.