Kathy D'Arcy is a Cork poet whose collections Encounter (Lapwing), and The Wild Pupil (Bradshaw) were published in 2010 and 2012 respectively.
In 2013 she was awarded an Arts Council Literature Bursary, and in 2014 she received an Irish Research Council Award to undertake a PhD in Creative Writing in UCC, where she also teaches in the Women's Studies and Creative Writing departments. D'Arcy originally qualified and worked as a doctor, and has worked as a youth worker with homeless teenagers and families in crisis, as well as running creative writing groups for adults and young people. She is also a playwright, and her play 'This is my Constitution' was staged in 2013 at an Irish parliamentary briefing on constitutional change. She is a pro-choice activist and is currently involved in campaigning for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment. She is 2016 editor of the Cork Literary Review and of Rhyme Rag, an online poetry journal for young people.