Writer, editor, and broadcaster Tracy Gaughan is based in Galway, Ireland. Her poetry and short fiction have been widely published in literary magazines and journals including The Blue Nib, Bangor Literary Journal, Re-Side, The Honest Ulsterman, and others. Twice shortlisted for Galway Arts Trust Poems for Patience, her work explores themes of historical legacy, death, love and loss, ecology, and the female experience. She recently completed an MA in International Literatures. A mainstay on the cultural scene, Tracy facilitates creative writing workshops, presents Westwords on Ireland’s Community Radio Network and is UK/IRL poetry editor at The Blue Nib.