Anne Ryland’s third poetry collection, Unruled Journal, was published by Valley Press last October. Her previous books are Autumnologist, shortlisted for The Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2006, and The Unmothering Class, a New Writing North Read Regional choice (both by Arrowhead Press). She gained a Distinction in Newcastle University’s inaugural MA in Writing Poetry (2002) and received a Northern Promise Award from New Writing North. Anne has translated poems by the German poet Hilde Domin, and is currently working towards a pamphlet of poems inspired by a neighbourhood of Lisbon. She lives in Berwick-upon-Tweed and leads community-based writing workshops in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.