was born in Dublin in 1966. She has published three collections of poetry with the Dedalus Press: Eating Baby Jesus
(1994), Socrates in the Garden
(1998) and Poems For Breakfast
(2004). She has twice been a winner in the British National Poetry Competition and was the inaugural recipient of The Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize. She has also received an M.A. in Creative Writing from Lancaster University. She has been widely anthologised, including in the Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing, Irish Women's Writing and Tradition
, Vols. 4 & 5. In 1997 and 2001 she was awarded bursaries in Literature from the Arts Council of Ireland / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.
"Her imagery, honesty and insight make this a first rate work"Poetry Ireland Review
"Good poetry requires no qualification"The New Irish Gael
, Boston, USA
"[I]t is the trembling uncertainties of love itself that Wyley captures here in what may well become a heart-book for lovers old and new to carry in their jeans pockets..."
Fred Johnston, Books Ireland