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Aifric Mac Aodha was born in Dublin in 1979. Her first collection,Gabháil Syrinx (The Capture of Syrinx) was edited by Pádraig Ó Fiannachta and published by An Sagart in 2010. She is the Irish-language poetry editor of Comhar and The Stinging Fly. At University College, Dublin, she studied Old Irish and Modern Irish. Her profound knowledge of the Gaelic tradition, as well as Greek mythology, has produced many erudite poems, which is not to say that these poems appeal solely to the intellect. Striking imagery and deceptively simple language bypass the intellect and provoke a lingering emotional response.