Lesley Saunders lives in Slough and works in education. Her publications include a pamphlet, ‘The Dark Larder’ (Corridor Press 1997), of which the title poem won first prize in the George MacBeth poetry competition, and ‘Christina the Astonishing’ (Two Rivers Press 1998), co-authored with Jane Draycott and illustrated by Peter Hay.
Her long poem, ‘The Uses of Greek’, was shortlisted for the Best Single Poem in the Forward Prize 1999 and her portfolio of poems won joint first prize in the Manchester Poetry Prize last year.
This year she is a visiting scholar at New Hall, Cambridge, creating a poetry project around the college gardens. Lesley’s new collection, ‘Her Leafy Eye’, a collaboration with artist-horticulturalist Geoff Carr, is due out from Two Rivers Press in July 2009. For more details visit www.lesleysaunders.org.uk
|Lesley Saunders||The parachute dress|