Born in Armagh, Joan Carberry lives in Belfast where she works as a Creative Writing and History facilitator. She writes short stories and poetry.
She was shortlisted for the 2014 Michael McLaverty Short Story Award for the 2017 John O’Connor Short Story Competition.
Her poetry has been published in The Honest Ulsterman (October 2017, June 2019) and in FourXFour (March 2019). She was long listed for the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing in 2018 and had poems included in the 2019 and 2020 Community Arts Partnership anthology.
The Dublin Poetry Jukebox (July 2019) featured one of her poems on their theme of Hunger and Migration.
In February 2020 her poetry was shortlisted in the the Waterways Storymaking Festival.
Her work was also selected for the Persephone edition of Abridged in April 2020.