Brian Kirk

is a poet, short story writer, playwright, and novelist from Dublin, Ireland. His work has appeared in the Sunday Tribune, Crannog, The Stony Thursday Book, Revival, Boyne Berries, Wordlegs and various anthologies. He won the Jonathan Swift Creative Writing Award for Poetry in 2014, the Bailieborough Poetry Prize 2015, and The Creative Flow Poet of the Year Award 2015 at Dundalk FM. His poetry and stories have appeared in journals and anthologies in Ireland, the UK, Germany, India, and the USA His novel, The Rising Son, is his first foray into literature for a younger audience.