Kay Syrad is a lecturer and freelance writer, often working with visual artists. Her poetry has been published in a wide range of journals and anthologies. She is particularly interested in the nature of perception, which she explores in her poetry publication Objects of Colour: Baltic Coast, in collaboration with photographer, Gina Glover. She is also co-author of a Thames & Hudson monograph, Silent Spaces, on the artist Chris Drury. She lives in East Sussex.