Lorraine Mariner was born in 1974, grew up in Upminster and attended Huddersfield University and University College. She works at the Poetry Library, Southbank Centre. Her pamphlet Bye For Now was published by The Rialto in 2005 and a collection entitled Furniture was published in 2009. In 2005 she also received an Arts Council Writer’s Award and in 2007 her poem ‘Thursday’ was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for best individual poem. Her latest collection, There Will Be No More Nonsense, was published by Picador in 2014.