About Nessa O’Mahony
Nessa O’Mahony was born and lives in Dublin. Her poetry has appeared in a number of Irish, UK, and North American periodicals, has been translated into several European languages. She won the National Women’s Poetry Competition in 1997 and was shortlisted for the Patrick Kavanagh Prize and Hennessy Literature Awards. Her second poetry collection, Trapping a Ghost, was published by bluechrome publishing in 2005. A verse novel, In Sight of Home, will be published by Salmon Poetry in May 2009 and a third poetry collection, The Side Road to Star, will be published by bluechrome in 2009. She was awarded an Irish Arts Council literature bursary in 2004. She completed a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at the University of Wales, Bangor, in 2007. She is currently artist in residence at the John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies at University College Dublin. She is Assistant Editor of UK literary journal Orbis.