is completing a memoir on her grandmother and the Titanic, and working on a collection of literary-themed essays. Much of her writing has connections to Ireland, and she is an active member of its writing community. She was recently shortlisted in the annual RTÉ Write by the Sea competition, and this summer was presenting a paper on Thoreau and the Irish Question. Her studies have included a year-long practicum of James Joyce, an M.A. in American Studies from Boston College, and a J.D. from Suffolk University. She serves as the City Solicitor for Lowell, Massachusetts.
lives on the Tipperary / Waterford border in south-east Ireland. She co-founded The Story House Ireland (2014 – 2018) and lectured in English and Creative Writing at Waterford Institute of Technology. She curates the annual Brewery Lane Writers’ W/E and runs the monthly open mic, Poetry Plus, and her own workshops, Writing Changes Lives, in Brewery Lane Theatre, Carrick-on-Suir. She is an affiliate of Amherst Writers & Artists and her work has been published by Southword, The South Circular, RTE/O’Brien Press, Flash Frontier, The Pickled Body, Fudoki and The Irish Times. Her book, Weather Report, was released in September 2022.
is a professor emeritus of the English Department at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and the author of Two Natures Met: George Herbert and the Incarnation (2004) and many articles on poetry and women writers. She edited Vyu Magazine, a well received review of the Lowell art scene, from 1999 to 2010. As a longtime reader for The College Board, she scored SAT exam essays for several years. She also served as a Reader and Table Leader, evaluating the Advanced Placement Literature Essays, from 1994 to 2010.
teaches at Boston University. He recently served as Writer-in-Residence at Phillips Academy Andover. A past Robert Pinsky Global Fellow at Boston University and a Grace Abernathy Scholar at Emory University, his work has appeared in Sugar House Review, The Summerset Review, The Adirondack Review, Slipstream, Terrain.org, TAB Journal, The Indianapolis Review, Rust + Moth, The Dodge, and The Café Review, among others. His chapbook, The Narrow House, was a 2016 finalist in the international Fool for Poetry chapbook competition. His debut collection, Estate Sale, was a 2022 finalist for the Barry Spacks Poetry Prize. He maintains dual-citizenship in the United States and Ireland and has several traditional Irish music album credits and awards for playing accompaniment on the bodhrán.