Cherry Smyth is an Irish writer, living in London. Her first two poetry collections, When the Lights Go Up, 2001 and One Wanted Thing, 2006 were published by Lagan Press. Her third collection Test, Orange, 2012, was published by Pindrop Press and her debut novel, Hold Still (Holland Park Press) appeared in 2013.
Famished (Pindrop Press, 2019) a book-length poem, explores the Irish Famine and how imperialism helped cause the largest refugee crisis of the 19th century.
Smyth also published Queer Notions (Scarlet Press, 1992) and Damn Fine Art by New Lesbian Artists (Cassell, 1996).
She was a Royal Literary Fellow, 2016-18 and is a Hawthornden Fellow.