Billy Ramsell was born in Cork in 1977 and educated at the North Monastery and UCC. He was awarded the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary for 2013 and has been shortlisted for several other prizes.

He edits the Irish section of the Poetry International website and in 2013 judged the Strong Shine award for best first collection by an Irish poet. He has been invited to read his work at many festivals and literary events around the world.

He has published two collections with the Dedalus Press, Complicated Pleasures in 2007 and The Architect’s Dream of Winter in 2013.  He lives in Cork where he co-runs an educational publishing company.

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