Mary O'Donoghue was born in 1975 and grew up in County Clare, Ireland. Her first poetry collection is Tulle, published by Salmon Press; she is currently completing her second. Her writing appears in various European and North American periodicals and anthologies. Her poetry has appeared in translation in Belgium's De Brakke Hond. Her writing awards include the inaugural Salmon Poetry Prize for a first collection and the Hennessy/Sunday Tribune New Irish Writer for fiction. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and teaches in the Arts and Humanities division at Babson College.