Sue Spiers lives near Southampton and started writing seriously in 2006 when she began a BA in Literature with the Open University. Her first collection, Jiggle Sac, was published in 2012. 2020 sees the publication of Plague – A Season of Senryu. Her work has appeared in many journals including Acumen, The Interpreters House, Orbis, South, Stand and Under The Radar. Her work can be found on-line at Ink, Sweat and Tears, The Lake and The High Window. Poems are included in anthologies Hallelujah for 50ft Women (Bloodaxe), Best of Britain & Pocket Poetry, Cricket (Paper Swans Press). Sue works with the Winchester Poetry Festival, Open University Poetry Society and is SIG Sec for British Mensa Poetry. Sue was placed 3rd in 2019 Battered Moons competition and highly commended in that year’s Yeovil competition. Her poem ‘Crooked Hearts’ made the Plough Prize longlist, judge Greta Stoddart. ‘How to find the one’ was commended by Stephanie Norgate in the Binstead Prize. Sue tweets @spiropoetry.