Gail McConnell is from Belfast and her debut poetry pamphlet is Fourteen (Green Bottle Press, 2018). Her poems have appeared in Blackbox Manifold, PN Review and elsewhere. Gail was co-winner of the Ink Sweat & Tears Pamphlet Competition 2017 and will publish a second pamphlet in 2019, exploring the interaction between parenthood and queerness. Its working title is Fothermather. Gail is the recipient of two Arts Council of Northern Ireland Awards. She is Lecturer in English at Queen’s University Belfast, where she teaches and writes at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry.