Catherine Walsh was born in Dublin in 1964. She spent some time living and working abroad, and currently lives in Limerick. Her chapbooks in print include The Ca Pater Pillar Thing and More Besides, Short Stories, and Astonished Birds; Carla, Jane, Bob and James. Her work is published in a number of anthologies, including Twentieth-Century British & Irish Poetry and No Soy Tu Musa, a bilingual Spanish/English anthology of Irish women poets. She was Holloway Lecturer on the Practice of Poetry at the University of California, Berkeley in 2012 and was a research fellow with the Digital Humanities cluster at An Foras Feasa, Maynooth University in 2014. She co-edits hardPressed Poetry with Billy Mills. Her book The Beautiful Untogether is initially available online thanks to Smithereens Press.