Patricia McCarthy was born in Cornwall, and brought up mainly in Ireland. After studying at Trinity College, Dublin, she lived in Washington D.C., Paris, Bangladesh, Nepal and Mexico. She now lives in East Sussex. Her work has won prizes including the National Poetry Competition 2012 and been widely anthologised. Her recent collections include Rodin’s Shadow (Clutag Press/Agenda Editions, 2012), Around the Mulberry Bush (Waterloo Press, 2013), Horses Between Our Legs (Agenda Editions, 2014) and Letters to Akhmatova (Agenda Editions, 2015). Patricia is the editor of Agenda poetry journal.