Ciara MacLaverty was born in Belfast, educated on Islay and lives in Glasgow.
Her first pamphlet, Seats for landing, was well received in 2005, with ‘Peeled’ chosen for Best Scottish Poems 2006.
Ciara attended the Orkney Writers’ Course 2015 and was among the 12 poets to write a commemorative poem for Glasgow’s Theatre Royal in the same year.
Her poems have appeared in The Scotsman, New Writing Scotland and Gutter.
In 2017 she was a recipient of a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award, and in 2018 published Past Love in the Museum of Transport (Tapsalteerie).