Michael Dooley’s poems have appeared in the pages of Poetry Ireland ReviewThe Stinging Fly, The Best New British and Irish Poets 2018, and online at RTE Culture. He has been shortlisted for numerous honours, including The Strokestown International Poetry Competition, The Doolin Poetry Prize, The Cúirt New Writing Prize, The Mairtín Crawford Award (joint runner-up), The Dermot Healy International Poetry Prize, and was highly commended for The Patrick Kavanagh Award.  Recently, he was selected to read for the Introductions series at The Cork International Poetry Festival. He is a teacher, and lives in Limerick

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