Breda Joyce grew up in Headford, Co. Galway and now lives near Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. She is currently a MA in Creative Writing student in U.C.C. Cork. Her poem Free Fall won the Judith Aronson Likeness creative writing competition 2018. Her poem Lucia features in the May 2018 edition of Skylight 47 while Pearls was published in the Quarryman 2018. Breda’s poems Picking Blackcurrants, Hiatus and Dirty Linen were published in the 2017 edition of The Galway Review, while the poems Moments and Autumn Opera feature in its 2015 anthology. The Void was highly commended in Poetry Ireland’s Poetry Project Award, November 2013.