Carole Satyamurti

Carole Satyamurti is a poet and sociologist, who lives and works in London. For many years she taught at the Tavistock Clinic, where her main academic interest was in the relevance of psychoanalytic ideas to an understanding of the stories people tell about themselves, whether in formal autobiography or in social encounters. She won the National Poetry Competition in 1986, and a Cholmondeley Award in 2000. Countdown (Bloodaxe, 2011) is her first new collection since Stitching the Dark: New & Selected Poems (Bloodaxe, 2005).