AOIFE REILLY grew up in Laois and now lives in Kinvara, County Galway. She studied Irish language and history at UCD before training in primary teaching and subsequently, psychotherapy. She has travelled throughout Africa, where she studied percussion and dance. Aoife has been shortlisted in many competitions including the Doolin Writer’s Competition, Over the Edge New Writer of the Year (2015 & 2018) and Galway Hospital Poems for Patience (2018), and in 2016 she was selected to read as part of the Cúirt/Over the Edge New Writing Showcase. Her poetry has been widely published in print and online journals in Ireland and overseas, and in 2017 her pamphlet Lilac and Gooseberries was published by Lapwing Press. Revolutions of Humming Things is her debut collection.