Yairen Jerez Columbié grew up in Havana, Cuba, and lives in Ireland. She writes in Spanish, English and Catalan. Her first poetry collection, Fósiles de lluvia [Fossil Rain], was published in 2022 by Betania through a Trinity College Dublin Association and Trust Grant. Her poems have appeared in The Poetry Review, Anthropocene and Revista Temporales, among others. She is the author of the book Essays on Transculturation and Catalan-Cuban Intellectual History (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021), and of essays on critical theory, cultural studies, ecocriticism and interdisciplinary environmental studies. She works as Assistant Professor in Latin American Studies and Intercultural Communication at Trinity College Dublin.