Originally from Youghal, Co Cork, Olive Broderick travelled to Northern Ireland to undertake the Creative Writing MA at Queen's University Belfast, settling in Co. Down in 2003. Her poetry has previously appeared in journals including The Stinging Fly, Abridged and Sunday Tribune New Irish Writing. In 2009, she was one of the Poetry Introduction Series readers and won a Hennessy XO Literary Award, Emerging Poetry Category. She is a founder member of the Write! Down collective.