Deirdre Hines is an award winning poet and playwright. Her first book of poems ‘ The Language of Coats’ was published by New Island Books in 2012, and includes the poems which won The Listowel Poetry Collection 2010. New poems have appeared in Poetry Ireland Review, Abridged, Three Drops from a Cauldron, Boyne Berries, The Bombay Review, The Lake, Crannóg, Elsewhere, and The Journal of Intelligent Travel to name a few. Awards include being longlisted in The Gregory O’Donohue Competition (2012), and in The Aryamati Poetry Prize (2019), and shortlisted in The Allingham Poetry Prize (2018 and 2019). She sits on the organisational committee of North West Words, and reviews poetry for Sabotage and Riggwelter.
She lives in Letterkenny.