Tadhg Russell lives in Doneraile, North Cork and has been writing poetry for the last number of years. His work has been published by Southword, Cyphers, New Irish Writing, Crannog, Poetry Ireland Review, The Stony Thursday Book, West47, Atlanta Review (USA) and Solas Nua (USA). He was on the shortlist for The Patrick Kavanagh Award in 2010 and took second prize in the Gregory O'Donoghue Poetry Competition in 2011. He was featured poet in The Stinging Fly winter issue 2012-13. His short stories have appeared in the Cork Evening Echo.