Denise McSheehy͛s prize-winning first collection Salt was published by the Poetry Can. She received an Arts Council bursary for the development of work in progress and her poems have appeared in many magazines and been successful in major poetry competitions. Two recent important anthologies, Her Wings of Glass and The Book of Love & Loss, have included her work. Denise has read her work at a number of different venues including The Brighton Festival, Bristol Poetry festival and͚ Ways with Words͛ at Dartington. She currently lives in Devon.