Heidi Williamson was born in Norfolk in 1971, and has since lived in Stirling, Brussels and Salisbury. In 2008-09 she was poet-in-residence at the London Science Museum’s Dana Centre. Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals, including The Rialto, Smiths Knoll, Poetry News, Orbis, Mslexia, Smoke, The Interpreter’s House and Iota, and on Jackie Kay’s Poetry Society blog and Guardian Online. She was shortlisted for the Hamish Canham Prize and the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem in 2008, and a runner-up in the Mslexia Women’s Poetry Competition in 2007 and 2008. She lives in Wymondham.