Peggy O’Brien

is a member of the English Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  She formerly taught at Trinity College, Dublin.  She has published two collections of poetry, Frog Spotting and Sudden Thaw.  She is also the editor of the Wake Forest Book of Irish Women’s Poetry and a critical book about Irish poetry, Writing Lough Derg: from William Carleton to Seamus Heaney.