Liz Quirke is a poet and scholar from Kerry. She has a PhD from the University of Galway on the subject of Queer Kinship in Contemporary Poetry. She was an Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Holder. She lives in Tralee and works at UCC. She has published two collections with Salmon Poetry: her debut The Road, Slowly appeared in 2018 followed by How We Arrive In Winter in 2021.