Jean O’Brien was born in Dublin.
A founder member of the Dublin Writers’ Workshop, her collections are The Shadow Keeper (Cliffs of Moher, Salmon Poetry, 1997); Dangerous Dresses (Cork, Bradshaw Books, 2005); and Lovely Legs (Salmon Poetry, 2009).
Amongst her awards is the Fish International Poetry Award, 2008, and the Arvon International Poetry competition, 2010, which she won for her poem ‘Merman.’
She lives in the Irish midlands.
Jean O’Brien’s Website