Eithne Hand grew up in Greystones, Co.Wicklow and is a writer and producer. Fox Trousers is her first poetry collection. She has been published in THE SHOp, Southword, Crannog, The Irish Times, The Moth and Poetry Ireland Review. Her work has been shortlisted for the Patrick Kavanagh Award, was highly commended in the Gregory O’Donoghue Prize in 2016 and shortlisted for the Fish Poetry Prize 2018 and 2020. She has written and directed three radio plays broadcast on RTE Radio 1 and her documentary, Voicejazz, won a Prix Italia for Best Work on Music. She was Head of RTÉ Radio 1 from 2003-2006 and now works independently with RTE Lyric FM on their weekly poetry feature, Poetryfile. She worked with Gay Byrne for the final four years of his Sunday Jazz programme. As a theatre producer, she tours the one man shows The Man In The Woman’s Shoes and I Hear You and Rejoice, both written and performed by Mikel Murfi. From 2014 to 2017 Eithne was the curator of the First Thought strand of the Galway International Arts Festival. She spends her time between Greystones and Ballinafad, Co Sligo.