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Eva Bourke was born in Germany and has long since lived in Galway. Among her poetry collections are Gonella (1985), with drawings by Jay Murphy, Litany for the Pig (1989), Spring in Henry Street (1996) and Travels with Gandolpho (2000), the latter two titles published by Dedalus. A teacher and translator, she is also the editor of a major dual language English / German anthology of Irish poetry entitled In Green Ink / Mit Gruner Tinte (1996) and her other translations include an English language verison of Elisabeth Borchers' Winter on White Paper (2002). At present she is working on translations of the German romantic poet Friedrich Hölderlin.