Lorna Shaughnessy was born in Belfast.
Her poetry collections are Torching The Brown River (Cliffs of Moher, Salmon Poetry, 2008); and The Witness Tree (Salmon Poetry, 2011)
She has published two translations of contemporary Mexican poetry, Mother Tongue: Selected Poems by Pura López Colomé (Galway, Arlen House, 2007); and If We Have Lost our Oldest Tales by María Baranda (Arlen House, 2007).
Her academic titles include The Developing Poetic Philosophy of Pedro Salinas: A Study in Twentieth Century Spanish Poetry – La Reconquista De La Entereza Del Hombre (Ceredigion, UK/New York, Edwin Mellen Press, 1995).
She lectures in the Department of Spanish, NUI Galway, and lives in County Galway.