Allison McVety

Allison McVety is the winner of the National Poetry Competition 2011. The Night Trotsky Came to Stay (Smith|Doorstop), her first collection, was shortlisted for a Forward Prize. A second, Miming Happiness, featuring work shortlisted for the Manchester Metropolitan Poetry Prize, was published in 2010, and her third, Lighthouses, in 2014. For many years an engineer, technical trainer and ITIL service manager at Microsoft, Allison left to manage a digital forensics company.