Geraldine O’Kane is a poet, creative writing facilitator, arts administrator and mental health advocate. Her work has been published in numerous anthologies, journals and zines in Ireland, the UK and the US, most recently Arlen House, Eyewear Publishing, FourXFour Poetry Journal, Flare Magazine, and Poems in Profile. She was shortlisted for the Glebe House poetry prize and the Melita Hume poetry prize. She is founder and editor of Panning for Poems, an online and print micropoetry journal. Geraldine is co-host of Purely Poetry a monthly poetry open mic night run in partnership with the Crescent Arts Centre. Her first collection will be released by Salmon Poetry in June 2020.