Lorna Shaughnessy was born in Belfast and lives in County Galway. She lectures in the Department of Spanish, NUI Galway. She has published two collections of her own poems, Torching the Brown River and Witness Trees (Salmon Poetry) as well as two translations of contemporary Mexican poets: Mother Tongue: Selected Poems by Pura López Colomé and If We Have Lost Our Oldest Tales by María Baranda, both with Arden House. Her translation of Manuel Rivas’s collection The Disappearance of Snow was shortlisted for the Popescu Prize 2013. Read ‘The Homecoming’ and listen to Lorna read ‘The Enigmatic Order’, both from the shortlisted collection, on our website.