Mary Noonan lives in Cork and teaches French literature at University College Cork. Her first poetry collection, “The Fado House”, was published in 2012 by Dedalus Press, and was subsequently shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for a First Collection (2013) and the Strong/Shine Award (2013). The manuscript of “The Fado House” won the Listowel Poetry Prize in 2010.

A limited edition pamphlet, “Father”, was published by Bonnefant Press in 2015. Her second collection, “Stone Girl” (Dedalus Press, 2019) was shortlisted for the Derek Walcott International Poetry Prize in 2020.

She was poetry editor of the online edition of the literary journal “Southword”, 2016-2018, judge of the Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize (2017) and poetry mentor for Dedalus Press, summer 2021.

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