Josephine Abbot

Josephine Abbott, who won third place in the National Poetry Competition 2013, was born in Manchester, studied Latin and English Language at Sheffield University and now lives in Derby, where she has led a variety of poetry and creative writing projects. She has had poems published in magazines including Acumen, AgendaThe Frogmore Papers, Staple and Stand, and has won awards for her poetry, including an East Midlands Bursary, Lancaster LitFest 2000, a runner-up prize in the Bridport Competition 2009 and a commendation in the National Poetry Competition 1999. Her collection Trying Not To Levitate was published by Blinking Eye (2006).