Sophie Segura was born in Ireland to an English father and a mother from the Connemara Gaeltacht, one of the country’s traditional Irish-speaking regions, and has lived more than half her life in the Spanish-speaking world.
She studied archaeology in Dublin and footwear design in London before working as a writer and editor in Buenos Aires.
She has contributed to Irish, UK and US journals including Magma, The Rumpus, American Poetry Journal, Banshee and The Well Review, as well as the 2020 Ireland Chair of Poetry Commemorative Anthology Hold Open the Door (UCD Press) and the 2018 New Binary Press anthology Autonomy. In 2019, her poem Quemadero, or Farewell to a Husband’s Homeland was included in the Poetry Jukebox: A Deeper Country installation in Belfast.
A Pushcart nominee, Sophie has also been shortlisted for Ireland’s Doolin Writers prize.
Other writing, under the name Sophie Parker, has featured in The Irish Times, The Buenos Aires Herald and Time Out Buenos Aires.
She lives with her husband and two children between Buenos Aires and the mountains outside Madrid.