Neil McCarthy is from South West Cork. He graduated from the National University of Ireland, Galway and began writing poetry soon after.
His poems have appeared in dozens of international journals, in print and online, and have also been translated and published in Romania, Serbia, Hungary and the Czech Republic. He has a passion for travel and has so far featured as a guest speaker in literary festivals, conferences, Fringe festivals etc. in Australia, the US, Ireland, Romania, Croatia, Poland, Slovenia, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Austria. He lives and works in Vienna.