Jean Sprackland’s collection, Tilt, won the Costa Poetry Award in 2008. Hard Water (Cape, 2004) and Tattoos for Mothers Day (Spike, 1997) were both shortlisted for major awards. Her latest collection is Sleeping Keys (Cape, 2013). Jean teaches English and Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University, and is Education Director for the Poetry Archive. Jean was the original manager of the Poetryclass inset scheme, which supports teachers in overcoming the challenges they face when teaching poetry.