Afric McGlinchey’s début collection, "The lucky star of hidden things" (Salmon Poetry, 2012), which focuses on her upbringing between Ireland and Africa, was translated into Italian. Nominated for the Pushcart, Best of the Net and Forward prizes, her work has appeared in journals worldwide. The core concerns of her work are to do with nomadism: physical, imaginative and psychological. Her poetry has been translated into five languages and used in the Irish Leaving Certificate Examinations Book. Awards include the Hennessy Emerging Poetry Award, and selection for an Italo-Irish Literature Exchange in 2014. She was listed as one of Ireland’s ‘Rising Poets’ in Poetry Ireland Review and received an Arts bursary to work towards her second collection, "Ghost of the Fisher Cat" (2016), which was nominated for several awards. Afric lives in West Cork where she works as a freelance editor. She has recently received an Arts Council bursary to research and write her next book.