A 2016 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow in Prose, Éireann Lorsung is the author of Music For Landing Planes By (Milkweed Editions, 2007), Her book (Milkweed, 2013), The Book of Splendor (forthcoming, Milkweed) and Sweetbriar (dancing girl press, 2013), a winner of two Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg prizes, and a past resident at the Vermont Studio Center and Anderson Center. Her writing appears widely in journals and anthologies, and her prints and drawings have been included in exhibitions in the US and UK. Now resident in Belgium, Lorsung grew up in Minneapolis, MN (US), where she attended the University of Minnesota (BA 2003; MFA 2006) and studied Japanese, English, writing, and printmaking. After a year working in rural France, she did a PhD in Critical Theory at the University of Nottingham, where she established the Nottingham Poetry Series, a community-based literary organization which offered workshops, conferences, and readings in the city. In 2011, she founded the journal 111O, followed in 2012 by MIEL, a micropress.