Kathy Pimlott was born in Nottingham, in the shadow of Player’s cigarette factory, but has spent her adult life in London, the last 35 years in Seven Dials. She has had a rag-bag career in social work, community activism, television and arts development and now works on community-led public realm projects. Having abandoned poetry in her early 20s, she took up reading and writing again about ten years ago. Her work has been published in magazines and anthologies, including the Emma Press’s Best Friends Forever (ed. Amy Key). In 2015, she was one of the Poetry Trust’s Aldeburgh Eight.