Martina Evans grewup in CountyCork and trained in Dublin as a radiographer before moving to London in 1988. She is the author of eleven books poetryand prose. She has won several awards including the Premio Ciampi International Prize for Poetryin 2011. Burnfort, Las Vegas (Anvil Press, 2014) was shortlisted for the 2015 Irish Times PoetryNowAward. Mountainy Men, a narrative poem, was the recipient of a Grants for the Arts Award in 2015. She is a Royal LiteraryFund Advisory Fellowand reviews for the Irish Times.