• Attracta Fahy
  • Graça Capinha




“Encounters” by Attract Fahy. Published in Poetry Ireland Review 127 (April 2019).

Author Biographies

Attracta Fahy

Attracta Fahy, Psychotherapist, MAW NUIG ‘17. Winner of Trócaire Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition 2021. Irish Times; New Irish Writing 2019, Pushcart & Best of Web nominee, shortlisted for: OTE 2018 New Writer, Allingham Poetry competition both 2019 &’20, Write By The Sea Writing Competition 2021, Dedalus Press Mentoring Programme 2021. Her poems have been published in many magazines at home and abroad, including Poetry Ireland Review, Stinging Fly, Crannóg, Poethead, Abridged, and Banshee. Her poems have also been published in several anthologies including Impspired, The Blue Nib, Avalanche, Civic Leicester- Poetry and Settled Status for All, and Of Mouth Northern Women’s Writings. She was a featured reader at Over the Edge Reading in Galway City Library, Cultivating Voices, and read with poet Paul Muldoon and Adrian Rice at The Poetry Salon with the Irish American Society of New Mexico. Fly on the Wall Poetry published her best-selling debut chapbook collection Dinner in the Fields, in March ’20.

Graça Capinha

Graça Capinha teaches at the School of Arts and Humanities (Departament of Languages, Literatures e Cultures/Section of Anglo- American Studies) and she is senior researcher at the Center for Social Studies (Humanities, Migration, and Peace Studies Research Group) at the University of Coimbra. With an education background in American Studies, her most recent work focuses on contemporary poetry and poetics (namely, on Portuguese emigration literature and questions of identity), literary theory, the avant-garde and the politics of language and literature, translation studies, and creative writing.




How to Cite

Fahy, A., & Capinha, G. (2021). Encounters. ABEI Journal: The Brazilian Journal of Irish Studies, 23(2), 214-215. https://doi.org/10.37389/abei.v23i2.197792