was born in 1954, received her MA from The University of New Hampshire and was The Assistant Director of The Robert Frost Place. She was a long time resident of Northern Ireland and is now living in Donegal. She is the co–founder of The Poets’ House and programme director for their MA in Creative Writing. She is widely published with poems appearing in Stand, Force 10, Janus, Writing Women, Cúirt Journal, The Irish University Graduate Review, The New Orleans Review, Fortnight, US1, and The University of California Review. Her first book Settler was published in 1995 by Salmon Poetry.