Lesley Saunders

Lesley Saunders is an experienced educational researcher and a published poet. Her collections include: The Dark Larder (Corridor Press, 1997); Christina the Astonishing, with Jane Draycott and Peter Hay (Two Rivers Press, 1998); Her Leafy Eye (Two Rivers Press, 2009), a collaboration with artist Geoff Carr; No Doves (Mulfran Press, 2010); and Cloud Camera (Two Rivers Press, 2012). The Walls Have Angels was published by Mulfran Press in 2014. Her poems have appeared in the London Review of Books, Arete, PN Review, Poetry London, Scintilla, Mslexia, Rialto, The North, Spare Rib, The Warwick Review and The Poetry Business anthology. She was a winner in the Poetry News members’ poems competitions in 2011 and 2014. Her poem ‘The Uses of Greek’ was shortlisted for the Best Single Poem in the Forward Prize 1999; and in 2008 she was joint first in the inaugural Manchester competition for a portfolio of poems. She won the Frogmore Poetry Prize 2014 and was second in the Ambit Poetry Competition 2015.