Caroline Lynch was born in 1976 and grew up in Cork. She studied Law in UCC, taking part in student theatre productions. While in college, she was the inaugural winner of the Sean Dunne poetry competition. On completing her degree she studied acting and worked as a professional actor for a number of years. In 2001 she was short listed for the Seacat/Poetry Ireland award. While living in Dublin she took a creative writing course in the Irish Writers' Centre with Nuala NÃ Dhomhnaill. She was granted an Arts Council Professional Development Award and obtained an MA in Writing from NUI, Galway. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Ireland Review, in an anthology of new writing (The Incredible Hides in Every House) edited by Nuala NÃ Dhomhnaill, and in Writers Seeking Lovers, a collection from the MA in Writing. She won the Listowel Writers' Week poetry collection competition in 2007. She lives in Galway and is working on her first full collection.