Born in Northern Ireland, Jo Burns lives in Germany. Her poems have appeared in Oxford Poetry, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry News, Southword, The Stinging Fly, The Tangerine, Magma and elsewhere. She won the McClure Poetry Prize 2017 at the Irish Writers Festival, CA, the Magma Poetry Competition 2018, the New Irish Writing in Germany Poetry Award 2018 and the 2020 Listowel Irish Writers Week Single Poem Prize. Her pamphlet Circling for Gods was published by Eyewear Publishing and her first full collection White Horses was published by Turas Press in 2018. She is currently working on her own second collection, a children’s book and also on a poetry collaboration with Emily S. Cooper about Pablo Picasso’s muses. She was a winner in the Poetry News members’ competition on the theme of ‘Truth’, judged by Carolyn Jess-Cooke.