Meg Tyler was the 2016 Fulbright Professor of Anglophone Irish Writing at Queen’s University in Belfast. She teaches Humanities at Boston University where she also directs a poetry series and chairs the Institute for the Study of Irish Culture. Her book on Seamus Heaney, A Singing Contest, was published by Routledge in their series, Major Literary Authors. Her poetry chapbook, Poor Earth, came out from Finishing Line Press in 2014. Her poems and prose have appeared in Agni, Literary Imagination, Kenyon Review, Harvard Review, Irish Review, and other journals. A chapter on Fanny Howe’s poetry recently appeared in North American Women Poets in the 21st Century: Beyond Lyric and Language (Wesleyan University Press, 2020). She won the 2018 Peyton Richter Award for Outstanding Interdisciplinary Teaching at Boston University.