Afric McGlinchey grew up in Ireland and Africa. A Pushcart nominee, in 2012 she won the Northern Liberties poetry prize (USA), was highly commended in the Magma (UK), Joy of Sex (UK), and Dromineer poetry competitions, and shortlisted in the Bridport. She was commended in the Poetry Space Competition (UK) in 2013. Afric won the Hennessy Poetry Award in 2011. Her début poetry collection, The lucky star of hidden things, was published by Salmon (2012). She is a book editor, workshop facilitator and reviewer. She also tutors poetry online and lives in West Cork.