I was born in 1980 in the Black Country and now live in London where I work as an infant school teacher. I’m really inspired by the area I grew up in, its stories and its language, and lots of my poems use Black Country dialect. I received an Eric Gregory Award from The Society of Authors in 2009 and my first pamphlet is called The Patron Saint of Schoolgirls (tall-lighthouse, 2010). I’m a visiting writer at Kingston University and this year I’m an Arvon/Jerwood mentee.

Liz’ website is here.