Born in the Black Country and now living in London Liz works as an infant school teacher. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway and received an Eric Gregory Award in 2009. Her poems have appeared in many of the major UK magazines and on BBC Radio 3. Her debut pamphlet The Patron Saint of School Girls was published by in 2010. She is Emerging Poet in Residence at Kingston University and a 2011/12 Arvon Jerwood mentee.

Liz will be reading some of her poetry, together with Liz Lochead, the National Poet for Scotland, at the Birmingham Book Festival, at the Custard Factory on Saturday 13 October at 7pm.