Martina McAteer is an Irish writer and painter. She has recently been selected for Poethead index of women writers. She sees herself as a kitchen sink mystic! and calls all her creative work 'a secret language of the heart'. Her poems have a unique enigmatic quality to them fused with dreamlike imagery and glimpses of visions out of the corner of her eye! She often feels she has attained nothing in her work without reaching that epiphany moment, that eureka feeling and is less concerned with method and form than attaining this quality in a work.