Carmen Cullen was born in County Tipperary and is the niece of singer Delia Murphy. Her first novel: Two Sisters Singing, was published by Liberties Press in 2013 and is loosely based on her iconic aunt. Carmen was Head of English in Coláiste Dhúlaigh Secondary School in Dublin for more than twenty years and is now a full time writer. She has given Readings and provided writing workshops widely, for many years. She has published four collections of poetry and her book, Class Acts, Drama for the Junior Certificate, a collection of plays and workshop material for schools, is currently on the Applied Leaving Cert course. She completed her MA in Creative Writing in Trinity College in 2009. Carmen now lives in Bray, Co. Wicklow. Hello Love, her second novel, will be published by Liberties Press.
Carmel used the opportunity that Covid 19 gave her to pause and reflect, a result of having to slow down and use time more creatively and as a result wrote the series Pandemic Poetry