Cherry Smyth's debut poetry collection, When the Lights Go Up, was published by Lagan Press in 2001, and her most recent poetry collection is Test, Orange, available from Pindrop Press. Smyth was a guest editor for Magma Poetry Magazine in 2012 and was the poetry editor of Brand Literary Magazine from 2005 to 2011. She has been awarded a Royal Literary Fellowship for 2014. Cherry has been teaching poetry writing in the Creative Writing Department of the University of Greenwich since 2004. She also writes for the visual art magazines Modern Painters, Art Monthly, Art Review and Circa, and her work as an art critic informs and shapes HOLD STILL.