Laurence O’Dwyer has published three collections of poetry, Tractography (Templar, 2018), The Lighthouse Journal (Templar, 2020), and Catalan Butterflies (Templar, 2022). His distinctions include the Patrick Kavanagh Award, the Ireland Chair of Poetry Project Award, the AUB International Poetry Award and a Hennessy New Irish Writing Award. He has received fellowships from MacDowell, the Rensing Center, the Bogliasco Foundation and the Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Trust. He holds a PhD in neuroscience from Trinity College Dublin.