HLR

HLR (she/her) is a prize-winning poet, working-class writer, and professional editor from North London. Her writing, which focuses on her experiences of living with chronic mental illnesses, has been widely published since 2012. She won the Desmond O’Grady International Poetry Competition 2021 and was commended in the 2021 National Poetry Competition. HLR is the author of autobiographical prosetry collection History of Present Complaint (Close to the Bone), and micro- chapbook Portrait of the Poet as a Hot Mess (Ghost City Press). She is currently writing her second full-length collection, Anatomy of a Disordered Personality.