Caroline Bird was born in London in 1986. She is the author of Looking Through Letterboxes and Trouble Came to the Turnip (both from Carcanet). Caroline has won an Eric Gregory award and was a Foyle Young Poet Of the Year twice; her recent collection was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize 2008. She has read at the Royal Festival Hall and Manchester, Cheltenham and Ledbury literature festivals. She is currently studying English at Oxford University.