James Lawlor is a graduate of the Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Limerick. He has edited the poetry anthology I Live in Michael Hartnett (2013). He has worked as a parliamentary assistant in the Department of An Taoiseach (Prime Minister) and is on the organising committee for the poetry, literary and arts festival Éigse Michael Hartnett. James began working with Narrative 4 in 2013. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Limerick City of Culture 2014 and has recently begun a P.h.D scholarship in the School of English, University College Cork.