Afric McGlinchey grew up in Ireland and South Africa. In 2010 she won the Hennessy Emerging Poetry Award. Her work has appeared in The Shop, Southword, Poetry Ireland Review, Scottish Poetry Review, Acumen, Magma and other magazines. Her recent awards include a Faber Academy Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize nomination and commendations in the Magma and Dromineer Poetry Competitions. She is an editor, reviewer and tutor, and lives in Kinsale, County Cork.