Emily Cullen is a Galway-based poet, scholar, curator and harper. Emily’s first collection, No Vague Utopia, was published in 2003. In 2004, she was the Programme Director of the national Patrick Kavanagh Centenary celebrations and was also selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions series. Emily was awarded an IRC Government of Ireland fellowship for her doctoral study on the Irish harp. She frequently publishes essays on Irish music and cultural history. A former member of the Belfast Harp Orchestra, Emily has recorded on a number of albums and also as a solo artist, giving lectures and recitals nationally and internationally. Emily’s second collection of poetry, In Between Angels and Animals, was published in 2013. For the past two years she served as Programme Director of Galway’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature. Emily is launchnig her third collection of poetry, Conditonal Perfect, at the Achill International Harp Festival.