Daphne Gloag was born in Cheshire. Having worked for most of her career as a medical journalist and editor, she is now retired. Her two previous collections are Diversities of Silence (1995) and A Compression of Distances (Cinnamon Press, 2009). Her poems appear in magazines like Ambit, Envoi, Iota, Magma, New Poetry and Stand, as well as on BBC Radio 3 and Radio London. Her awards include first prize in the 2001 Poetry on the Lake Competition in Orta, Italy (judged by A. Alvarez). She was married to the late Peter Williamson, also a poet. She lives near London.