Laurence O’Dwyer’s first book of poetry, Tractography (Templar Poetry, 2018), received the Straid Collection Award. His second collection, The Lighthouse Journal (Templar Poetry, 2020), received a Van Cleef & Arpels Special Fellowship in Poetry from the Bogliasco Foundation. He is the recipient of the AUB International Poetry Prize (2021), the Ireland Chair of Poetry Project Award (2021), the Yeovil Poetry Prize (2018), a Hennessy New Irish Writing Award (2004) and fellowships from the Rensing Center, MacDowell and the Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Trust. He holds a PhD in paradigms of memory formation from Trinity College Dublin.