Trevor Joyce was born in 1947 in Dublin, Ireland. With the poet Michael Smith, he co-founded New Writers’ Press and the poetry magazine The Lace Curtain, key channels for modernist and avant-garde writing in Ireland in the 1960s and 1970s. His collected poems to the year 2000 were published as with the first dream of fire they hunt the cold (2001). Subsequent work has been collected in What’s in Store (2007) and Selected Poems 1967-2014 (2014). Two recent volumes engage with the work of Edmund Spenser by way of radical translation, Rome’s Wreck (2014) and Fastness (2017). He has lived in Cork since 1984, and is a member of Aosdána, the Irish affiliation of artists.