Vona Groarke was born in Edgeworthstown, Co Longford, in 1964, and grew up on a farm outside Athlone. Her collections are Shale (Loughcrew, Co Meath, The Gallery Press, 1994); Other People's Houses (Gallery, 1999); and Flight (Gallery, 2002). Among her awards are The Sunday Tribune 'New Irish Writer of the Year' Award and the Hennessey Cognac Award for Poetry. She lives Co Louth.
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