Kathy D’Arcy is a Cork poet (Encounter 2010, The Wild Pupil 2012) who has just completed an IRC-funded Creative Writing PhD in UCC, where she teaches with the Women’s Studies department. In 2013 she received an Arts Council Literature Bursary for her poem Camino. She has worked as a doctor and youth worker as well as teaching creative writing. Her play This is my Constitution was staged in 2013 at an Irish parliamentary briefing on gender. In 2016 she won the Hippocrates Prize (Health Worker Category) and was longlisted for the Ivan Juritz prize for experimental poetry. She was 2016 editor of the Cork Literary Review and is current editor of Rhyme Rag (an online poetry journal for young people). She is involved in the Irish Pro-Choice movement, and was the Chair of Cork Together for Yes in the recent successful referendum campaign. As part of her work for that campaign she initiated and edited Autonomy, a women-led collection of poetry and prose.