Agnes Walsh was born in Placentia, Newfoundland. She is a poet and a playwright. She has published two collection of poetry, In the Old Country of My Heart, Killick Press (1996) and Going Around With Bachelors, Brick Books (2007). She is the artistic director and playwright for the Tramore Theatre Troupe on the Cape Shore of Placentia Bay. In May of 2011 her collection of plays for Tramore, Answer Me Home, Plays from Tramore Theatre, was published. She has read her work in such extreme and lovely places as the Azores and Iceland. In 2006 she was named the inaugural St. John’s Poet Laureate. Her poems have been translated into French, Portuguese and Icelandic.