Siofra McSherry was born in Northern Ireland and read English at Christ Church College, Oxford. She pursued an MA at University College London, followed by a doctorate at King’sCollege London. She is a former Fulbright Scholar, and has recently been awarded a Getty Fellowship. Siofra has published her poetry in British and Australian journals and her work has been anthologised in The Salt Book of Younger Poets (2011) and? elsewhere. She also works as an art critic and publishes regular articles on contemporary art in the US and Europe.