Molly Twomey grew up in Lismore, County Waterford, and graduated in 2019 with an MA in Creative Writing from University College Cork. She has been published in Poetry Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Banshee, The Irish Times, Mslexia, The Stinging Fly and elsewhere. She runs an online international poetry event, Just to Say, sponsored by Jacar Press. In 2021, she was chosen for Poetry Ireland’s Introductions series and awarded an Arts Council Literature Bursary. Her debut collection, Raised Among Vultures, will be published in May 2022 with The Gallery Press.
This week’s Southword poem is ‘Reading Ilya Kaminsky’ by Gerard Smyth, which appears in issue 42. You can buy single issues, subscribe, or find out how to submit to Southword here.