Matthew Darcy is a 24 year-old Dublin writer.
He says he mistakenly spent years "believing I was an actor". `He as also worked in garden centres, schools, bars, back-lots and basements.
"This will be the first time my work has appeared anywhere, other than the bin. That's why my first collection is tentatively titled, Trash In Minor D."
Apart from the above, he says, "I wallow in the study and play of football, cold swims in the sea, long aimless walks. Inspiration comes from children, Ray Carver, Paul Durcan, and the infinite possibility of a day. "