Eleanor Hooker

Eleanor Hooker has an MPhil (Distinction) in Creative Writing from Trinity College, Dublin. Her debut poetry collection, The Shadow Owner’s Companion (Dedalus), was shortlisted for the Strong/Shine Award for Best First Irish Collection from 2012. Her second, A Tug of Blue (Dedalus), was published in 2016, and her third will be published in 2020. Her poems have appeared in journals worldwide, including: Poetry, PN Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Agenda, The Irish Times, POEM and Cyphers. In 2016 she was included as one of Poetry Ireland Review’s ‘Rising Generation’ of Irish poets. She is a helm on Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat, a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London (FLS), and lives in North Tipperary, Ireland, with her husband Peter and two sons.