Tess Jolly works as a library assistant and facilitates creative writing workshops for children. Her poems have appeared in many poetry magazines. She won The Poetry Society’s Hamish Canham Prize 2015 and the Anne Born Prize 2016. She was also awarded joint second place in the Poetry Society’s Stanza Poetry Competition in 2015, and has been commended in several other competitions. Her debut pamphlet Touchpapers is published by Eyewear and a second pamphlet – The Blue Hour – is forthcoming from Indigo Dreams.