Breda Sullivan was born in
Athlone and now lives in Streete, Co. Westmeath where, before
retirement, she taught at the local primary school. She is the mother
of four and grandmother of three. Her poetry has been translated into
French. She has poetry included in The Field Day Anthology of Irish
Writing, Volumes IV and V. To date she holds twenty-two awards for
poetry including the National Women's Poetry Competition, Boyle Arts
Festival, Hopkins, and KISS. Her two previous collections of poetry, The Smell of Camphor (1993) and After the Ball (1998), were also published by Salmon.