Keith Payne was the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary Award winner 2015-2016. Recent collections include Broken Hill (Lapwing, Belfast, 2015); Six Galician Poets (Arc, 2016); Diary of Crosses Green, from the Galician of Martín Veiga (Francis Boutle, 2018), The Desert, from the Galician of María do Cebreiro (Shearsman, 2019) and forthcoming, Second Language, from the Galician of Yolanda Castaño (Shearsman 2019). A regular reviewer of contemporary poetry for the Dublin Review of Books, Keith is director of The La Malinche Readings Ireland/Galicia and PoemaRia International Festival of Poetry, Vigo.