Cherry Smyth is a poet, critic and curator, born in Ireland and based in London. Cherry's most recent poetry collection is Test, Orange, available from Pindrop Press. Her short fiction has been published in many journals and anthologies. Cherry was a prize-winner in the 2006 Tonbridge Poetry Competition and the 2007 London Writers' Competition. She has won prizes in the National Poetry Competition and the Cardiff Poetry Prize. Cherry was a guest editor for Magma Poetry Magazine in 2012 and was the poetry editor of Brand Literary Magazine from 2005 to 2011. She has been teaching poetry writing in the Creative Writing Department of the University of Greenwich since 2004. Cherry has been awarded a Royal Literary Fellowship for 2014. Cherry's short film Salvage, directed by Maeve Murphy, was broadcast on BBC and RTE television in 2003. She also writes for the visual art magazines Modern Painters, Art Monthly, Art Review and Circa. Cherry has written essays on, among others, Jane and Louise Wilson, Orla Barry, Salla Tykka and Dirk Braeckman. She was a visiting critic at Braziers International Art Workshop, at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Castello, Spain, and at the Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht in 2005. She was a curatorial adviser for the Axis online showcase Open Frequency in 2006. An essay on photographer Thomas Flechtner was published in a book on his work, Bloom, published by Lars Muller in 2007.