She holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature and Philosophy from Trinity College Dublin, and a first class honours Masters in Writing from NUI, Galway.
She has received residencies/bursaries from SICCDA Liberties Festival, John Hewitt International Summer School, and Cill Rialaig Artists' Residency. Her work has been translated into Polish, Arabic, and Greek. She has read her poetry in Ireland, the UK, and France and her work has been performed or screened in Australia, Greece, USA, and Iraq.
In Spring 2018 Kinsella was selected as featured poet in Poetry Ireland Review. Editor Eavan Boland said of her work: 'The poems included here are spirited disclosures, ready to come to the threshold of the surreal but also intimate and present in language... The speaker, as in the poems in Flower Press, insists on a charged private space, with every intent of persuading the reader to join her there.'
Kinsella is the author of two poetry pamphlets.
Reviews of Flower Press (2018) include 'A deeply moving first collection' with 'A bright and convincingly poetic voice' (poet Gerald Dawe), 'a debut of rare beauty, revealing multiple epiphanies and the power of the poet’s wielded pen.' (writer, editor, and broadcaster Sinead Gleeson)
Her second pamphlet Sexy Fruit (Broken Sleep Books) was a Poetry Book Society Spring 2019 Selection. Annemarie Ní Chuirreáin (author of BLOODROOT (Doire Press, 2017)) said of Sexy Fruit 'At the core of Sexy Fruit is a celebration of the dark and light seeds of sensuality, the body, and desire. These are poems that will possess you.'
Kinsella is interested in multidisciplinary collaborative projects, having recently worked with composers and visual artists. In 2019/20, she was one of ten writers to partake in Benchmarks, a collaborative heritage art project with Mike McCormack and The Linenhall Arts Centre.
Supported by The Arts Council of Ireland, Confine(d) a virtual reality poetry film created with visual artist Paul Kinsella, is released in September 2020.
She is the editor of Empty House (Doire Press, 2021), an anthology of creative writing on the climate crisis.
Kinsella received Words Ireland mentoring to work on her first full length collection, which she is currently developing.
She lives on the west coast of Ireland with her family.