Lia Brooks’ poetry can be found in Poetry London, Mslexia, Magma and Agenda, among others in the UK and US. Her work has been commended in the Troubadour Poetry Prize, the Mslexia Pamphlet Competition and the Café Writers Poetry Competition. It has also been shortlisted in the Bridport Poetry Prize and the Mslexia Poetry Competition. Brooks has recently returned from a writing residency in Switzerland. She was born in Epsom, Surrey, and currently lives in Southampton with her partner and two sons.