Therese Kieran is an aspiring poet living in Belfast. In 2016, she was awarded Arts Council funding for her project Death Box, which culminated in an exhibition of poetry and prose and included contributions from 25 writers. As part of this project, she and project partner, Lucy Beevor hosted Northern Ireland’s first Death Café. In October 2016, she collaborated with London based graphic designer, Sam Griffiths to develop her piece, Try Me, which was exhibited in The Free Word Centre. In 2015 she was a runner up in the Poetry Ireland/Trocaire poetry competition as well as being long-listed for the Seamus Heaney New Writer’s Award. Her work has featured in a variety of anthologies including those published by Shalom, Community Arts Partnership, Belfast, Queen’s University, Panning for Poems, Poetry NI, 26 Writer’s group and The Incubator magazine.