Amy Key was born in Dover in 1978. She grew up in Kent and Tyneside and has lived and worked in London since 2001. She co-organises The Shuffle reading series and edited The Shuffle Anthology 2007-2008. Her poetry has been published in Magma, South Bank Poetry, Smiths Knoll and Rising. Her first pamphlet, instead of stars, was published by Tall Lighthouse in 2009 as part of their Pilot series.