Frank Farrelly lives in his native Waterford. He is a retired English teacher. He won the Rush Poetry Prize and was runner up in the Fish Prize, Poets Meet Politics, North West Words, and The Doolin Prize. He published a chapbook in 2017, Close To Home, and was selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series 2019. Recently he was Highly Commended in the Blue Nib Chapbook Contest. This is his first poetry collection.