Liz Byrne was born and grew up in Dublin. She now lives on the edge of the West Pennine Moors. She worked as a clinical psychologist in the NHS until her retirement. She was shortlisted for the Bridport Poetry Prize, 2019, has had poems commended in the Open Space Poetry Competition and was a finalist in the Borderlines Poetry Competition, 2017. Her poetry appears in The Curlew, Obsessed with Pipework, Orbis, Agenda and Butcher’s Dog.