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Leeanne Quinn was born in Drogheda. Her debut collection, Before You, was published in 2012 and was highly commended in the Forward Prize for Poetry 2013. Her poems have been widely anthologised with poems appearing in Windharp: Poems of Ireland Since 1916 (Penguin, 2015), Berryman’s Fate: A Centenary Celebration in Verse (Arlen, 2014), If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song (Dedalus, 2014), The Forward Book of Poetry 2013 (Faber, 2012), among others. Her work has also been published in a variety of magazines and journals including The Irish Times, The Stinging Fly, and The SHOp and broadcast on RTÉ Radio One. In 2012 she was the recipient of an Arts Council Bursary Award for Literature. She lives in Dublin.
“Before You is a book of sparing and hard-earned poems; it is a wonderful achievement.’ — Paul Perry
“These are intimate and finely-tuned lyrics, observant of subjective states and patterns of shared experience… It marks a debut of considerable depth and maturity.” — Lucy Collins, The Stinging Fly
“Leeanne Quinn’s debut collection of poems, Before You, hums with an inner life.” — Tracy Youngblom, New Hibernia Review