Ailbhe Darcy is an Irish poet currently living in Wales. Her newest collection is Insistence (Bloodaxe 2018.) Her first collection, Imaginary Menagerie (Bloodaxe 2011), was shortlisted for a dlr Strong Award. She is also the co-author of Subcritical Tests (Gorse Editions 2017), a poetic collaboration with S.J. Fowler. Her work appears in various anthologies including Identity Parade: New British and Irish Poets and Voice Recognition: 21 Poets for the 21st Century. She has a PhD from the University of Notre Dame and is Lecturer in Creative Writing at Cardiff University.