Simon Lewis was the winner of the Hennessy Prize for Emerging Poetry and the runner up in the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award in 2015. His first book, Jewtown (Dore Press, 2016) was a finalist in the Shine/Strong Award. He has been shortlisted for the Listowel Poetry Prize, Strokestown International Poetry Prize and Bridport Prize and received commendations in the Gregory O’Donoghue prize and Dromineer Literary Prize. Ah, Men! (Doire Press, 2019), is his second collection.

Simon lives in Carlow with his wife, Rozz, and their lovely son, Emrys. Simon works in Carlow Town as the principal of the local Educate Together primary school. He is well known in education circles for his views on technology in education and has written several publications in this field. He also cares passionately about equality, particularly in education, and campaigns for equal opportunities for children in schools.