Afric McGlinchey’s début collection, The lucky star of hidden things (Salmon Poetry, 2012), was translated into Italian.
Nominated for the Pushcart and Forward prizes, and winner of the 40th Hennessy Emerging Poetry award, she was invited to take part in an Italo-Irish Literature Exchange in Italy in 2014. She was awarded a Cork County Council Arts bursary to work toward her second collection, Ghost of the Fisher Cat, which was launched at the Cork International Poetry Festival in 2016. Poetry Ireland Review selected Afric as one of Ireland’s ‘Rising Poets’ and invited her to represent this group at the Iowa Book Festival in 2016. A book editor, reviewer and workshop facilitator, Afric is also a member of The Butchers Upstairs. www.africmcglinchey.com