Annemarie Ní Churreáin is a poet, writer and educator from Donegal, Ireland. Her debut collection Bloodroot (Doire Press, 2017) was shortlisted for the Shine Strong Award for best first collection in Ireland and for the 2018 Julie Suk Award in the U.S.A. She is the recipient of literary fellowships from Jack Kerouac House Orlando, Akademie Schloss Solitude and Hawthornden Castle Scotland. In 2016 Ní Churreáin was the recipient of a Next Generation Artists Award from the Arts Council of Ireland. She is the 2019 Commissioned Writer at Templebar Gallery + Studios and a 2019 co-recipient of the Markievcz Award Ireland. Ní Churreáin is the 2019-2020 Writer in Residence at National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
Solstice commissioned Annemarie to reflect on our national state and new internal lives through COVID 19.