Martina Evans is an Irish poet and novelist and the author of eleven books of prose and poetry. She grew up in County Cork and trained in Dublin as a radiographer before moving to London in 1988 where she still lives. She has won several awards including the Premio Ciampi International Prize for Poetry in 2011. Now We Can Talk Openly About Men was shortlisted for the Roehampton Poetry Prize, the Irish Times Poetry Now Award and the Mark Pigott Poetry Prize. She is a Royal Literary Fund Advisory Fellow and reviews for the Irish Times. Her new collection American Mules will be published by Carcanet on 29 April 2021.