Elizabeth Barton grew up in Surrey. She studied at Cambridge University and has an MA in English. After doing her Postgraduate Certificate in Education, she taught English and Classical Civilisation at a secondary school. She moved with her husband to Madrid, Spain and Virginia, U.S.A. and has since returned to Surrey. Whilst raising her family, she has taught English and Religious Studies at secondary schools. She has also worked as a communications volunteer for overseas aid and environmental charities and as a conservation volunteer for the Surrey Wildlife Trust. She has always loved writing and enjoys taking part in seminar groups at the Poetry School, as well as activities with The Poetry Society Stanza Mole Valley Poets, for whom she is Stanza Rep. Her work has been published in magazines including Agenda, Acumen, Orbis, South, The Curlew and The Frogmore Papers. One of her poems was shortlisted for The Enfield Poets’ Poetry Competition 2020.