Paula Meehan was born in Dublin where she still lives. She studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and at Eastern Washington University in the U.S. She has received many awards for her work including The Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Award for Poetry 2015, and a Cholmondelay Award for Poetry 2017. She was Ireland Professor of Poetry, 2013 – 2016. Her public lectures from these years, Imaginary Bonnets with Real Bees in Them, was published by Press in 2016. Geomantic, a new collection of poetry, is published by Dedalus Press, Dublin.
Paula will be reading at the opening event of The Poetry Gathering and on Thursday.