Joanne Key lives in Cheshire where she writes poetry and short fiction. She recently returned to university as a mature student to complete an MA in Contemporary Arts at Manchester Metropolitan University, Cheshire. She has previously been shortlisted for The Bridport Prize, Mslexia Poetry Competition and The Plough Poetry Prize, and her poems have appeared in magzines including The Interpreter’s House; Ink, Sweat and Tears; and Nutshells and Nuggets. Completely in love with poetry, she writes every day, often inspired by fragments of life, water, landscapes and ideas of imaginary worlds. She has yet to publish a first collection. She won second prize in The Poetry Society’s National Poetry Competition 2014.