Elaine Feeney teaches English at St. Jarlath's College, Tuam, County Galway. She is considered as part of a growing band of new young political Irish poets. She won the North Beach Nights Grand Slam and Cuirt Festival's Grand Slam. The Radio was Gospel is Elaine's third collection, following Indiscipline (2007) and Where's Katie? (Salmon, 2010). She has recorded an audio collection of her work with Sarah Clancy, Cinderella Backwards (2012). Her poetry has been broadcast on RTE radio and television. Elaine was the Over The Edge poetry Competition judge in 2011 and NUIG's Sin Poetry Competition judge in 2013. She has performed at various literature and music festivals including the CĂșirt International Literature Festival, The Ex-Border Festival in Italy, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Vilenica Festival and The Electric Picnic. Her work has been published in numerous magazines including The SHOp and The Stinging Fly. Her work has been translated into Italian, Slovene and Lithuanian. Elaine grew up in Athenry, Co. Galway, where she now lives with her husband Ray Glasheen and sons, Jack and Finn.

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