Born in County Derry, Northern Ireland in 1976, Jo Burns studied biomedical science. She lives in Germany. She is a fluent German speaker and award winning poet. She is the author of Circling for Gods, Eyewear Publishing, and White Horses, Turas Press.

She is a qualified copywriter, translator, medical writer and ESL teacher.

Festival Engagement

Jo is available for poetry readings, beginner-level poetry workshops, and interviews. Jo’s particular interests include the correlations between science and the arts and the experiences of British/Irish diaspora i.e. what it means to live elsewhere. She has recently been engaged, within Germany and Ireland, talking about Brexit, borders and the abuse of language in shifting political climates. 

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