Afric McGlinchey

Rising generationMulti-award-winning poet Afric McGlinchey’s well-received debut, The lucky star of hidden things (Salmon Poetry, 2012), was translated and published in Italy by L’Arcolaio. Nominated for the Pushcart and Forward prizes, her work has appeared in journals worldwide and been translated into five languages. She has been invited to read at festivals throughout Ireland and abroad and has judged several competitions. Winner of the prestigious Hennessy poetry award, Afric recently appeared as one of Ireland’s ‘Rising Poets’ in Poetry Ireland Review and was awarded a Cork County Council Arts bursary to enable her to write her second collection, Ghost of the Fisher Cat, which was nominated for the 2016 Forward prize.