Catherine Ann Cullen is an award-winning children’s writer, poet and songwriter. She has published two other children’s books, Thirsty Baby (2003) and the gold-award-winning The Magical, Mystical, Marvelous Coat (2001), with Little, Brown in the US, and has just finished an animation script, Rumpelstiltskin, with BAFTA-winner Tim Fernée. Cullen was awarded a Kavanagh Fellowship for her poetry in December 2018. She won the Business to Arts Award for Best Use of Creativity in the Community for her writing residency in St Joseph’s School, East Wall in 2017. Her third poetry collection, The Other Now: New and Selected Poems, was published by Dedalus Press in October 2016, drawing on her two collections from Doghouse books, A Bone in My Throat (2007) and Strange Familiar (2013). She won the Francis Ledwidge Poetry Award in 2016 and in 2009 and is part of the Ireland Poetry Reading Archive at UCD. Her poems, essays and stories have been widely published in anthologies and broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1, Lyric FM and Near FM.