John D Kelly lives in Co. Fermanagh. His poetry has appeared in many literary magazines and anthologies. Among several awards, he won the Listowel Poetry Short Collection Award and also the Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition, in 2020. His manuscript was highly commended in the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2016. Most recently he was a finalist in the Montreal International Poetry Prize, 2022. His first collection: The Loss Of Yellowhammers was published by Summer Palace Press in 2020.