Born in Ireland, John FitzGerald has been writing poetry since 2010. In 2014 he received the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Prize and in 2015 was shortlisted for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award. He is the recipient of a 2015 Key West Literary Bursary and acted as a juror for the 2016 Poem for Ireland Competition. His poems have been published widely since 2014 in journals, newspapers and anthologies, including the Penguin Windharp selection of the best Irish poetry from 1916 to 2016. He has lived in Dublin, London and Italy. He works at University College Cork as University Librarian and lives with his family on a farm in County Cork.