Jennifer Copley was born in Barrow-in-Furness, where she still lives. She has published two pamphlets, Ice (Smith Doorstop, 2002) and House by the Sea (Arrowhead Press, 2003), and a full-length collection Unsafe Monuments (Arrowhead Press, 2006). In 2005 she was South Cumbria’s Poet Laureate. In 2006 she was the national winner in the Ottakar’s/Faber Poetry Competition. Her work appeared in The Forward Prize Anthology 2008.