Carol Rumens is a poet, playwright and novelist. Her poetry collections include Hex (Bloodaxe, 2002), Blind Spots (Seren, 2008) and De Chirico’s Threads (Seren, 2010). Her next collection, Animal People, is due from Seren in 2016. She has received the Cholmondeley Award and the Prudence Farmer Prize, and was joint recipient of an Alice Hunt Bartlett Award. She has taught at the universities of Kent at Canterbury, Queen’s, Belfast, University College Cork, Stockholm and Hull. She is visiting Professor of Creative Writing at Bangor University. Carol previously worked as poetry editor for Quarto and the Literary Review. Her Poem of the Work column appears weekly in The Guardian. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1984.