Eva Griffin is a poet living in Dublin and a UCD graduate with an MA in Gender, Sexuality & Culture. She is a founding member of Not4U Collective who host events, run workshops, and publish zines. So far, the collective has raised funds and awareness for Together for Yes, Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, and Bodywhys. They were awarded a Bright Ideas 2019 Bursary from Poetry Ireland, and have presented panels on DIY publishing in Queen’s University Belfast and University College Cork.
Her work has been published in Poethead, The Ogham Stone, Tales From the Forest, All the Sins, Ghost City Review, HeadStuff, Peach Magazine, Abridged and New Binary Press.
Eva was chosen as a Dublin Book Festival Young Writer Delegate by the Irish Writer’s Centre in 2019 and is currently the poetry editor for Queen Mob’s Teahouse.
Her debut pamphlet, ‘Fake Hands / Real Flowers’, explores female experience and sexuality through figures such as Iphigenia, Calamity Jane, and Carole Landis. She also writes niche poems about anime and video games that are collected into small zines
She is currently reading ‘At Home in the Revolution: What Women Said and Did in 1916’ by Lucy McDiarmuid, which include numerous eye witness narratives written by women during the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland. On the poetry front, she’s reading Danez Smith’s incredible new collection ‘Homie.
- Three poems in berfrois
- ‘Backbreaking’ for Lucia Joyce
- ‘At the door’ and other poems in Poethead