Esther Morgan was born in Kidderminster in 1970. Since completing an MA in Creative Writing at UEA, she has published three collections of poetry, all with Bloodaxe. Her first, Beyond Calling Distance (2001) won the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival First Collection Prize and was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. Her most recent book, Grace, was a PBS Recommendation and shortlisted for the 2011 T. S. Eliot Prize. She taught creative writing at UEA where she also edited the contemporary poetry anthology Reactions. She was Historic Recordings Manager at The Poetry Archive for several years and in 2013 co-edited the spring edition of The Poetry Review with Moniza Alvi. She is a judge for The Poetry Society’s National Poetry Competition in 2015.