Justin Quinn was born in Dublin in 1968 and received a BA and PhD at Trinity College Dublin. He co-founded the Irish poetry magazine Metre, which ran for seventeen issues from 1995 until 2005. Quinn currently resides in a Soviet-era housing project on the outskirts of Prague in the Czech Republic. He lectures at Charles University in Prague and the Department of English, Pedagogical Faculty of the University of West Bohemia. He has translated extensive works by Czech poets Petr Borkovec and Ivan Blatný and is currently translating the work of Bohemian poet Bohuslav Reynek.
Quinn’s poetry has appeared in the Yale Review, TLS, Poetry Review, Irish Times, New Yorker, Poetry Ireland Review, Souvislosti, The Literateur, Body and the Irish Review among others. He has published six poetry collections, and a monograph entitled Between Two Fires: Transnationalism and Cold War Poetry will be published by Oxford University Press in September 2015.