Jennifer Russell is a poet who was born in Bantry and now lives on the Beara Peninsula. She spent many years in the US and the UK working in health care and education and then returned to West Cork where she set up and co-runs Hungry Hill Writing, a writers’ group which hosts two international poetry competitions a year. She has been published in a number of poetry journals and anthologies and has written a play which has been successfully staged. She teaches Public Health, part-time, in University College Cork. Her collection of poems Backlit was published by Hen Run, an imprint of Grey Hen Press in the UK, in January 2019.