Born in 1964, Catriona Clutterbuck grew up in a farming family in County Tipperary, close to the area where she now lives. She worked as a primary school teacher from the mid-1980s to the early ’90s, before completing postgraduate studies in the University of Oxford. Her poems have been published in Boyne Berries; Crannóg; Cyphers; Oxford Poetry; Poetry Ireland Review; Staying Human: New Poems for Staying Alive (edited by Neil Astley, Bloodaxe, 2020); The Blue Nib; The Honest Ulsterman; Oxford Poets 2007: An Anthology (edited by David Constantine and Bernard O’Donoghue, Carcanet, 2007); The Kilkenny Anthology (edited by MacDara Woods, 1991); The May Anthology of Oxford and Cambridge Poetry (edited by Seamus Heaney, 1993); The Steeple; Windows Authors and Artist Introductions Series (edited by Heather Brett, 1994); and elsewhere. Her chapbook, Ghosts in my Heels (South Tipperary Arts Centre and Start magazine), was published in 2005. She was the winner of the 1995 Richard Ellmann Prize (in association with Oxford Poetry) and her work was selected for Poetry Ireland Introductions Readings in 2006. She teaches Irish literature at University College Dublin.
*author photo: Vincent Hoban, UCD