Liz Cashdan was a secondary school English teacher for many years and now teaches Creative Writing at Sheffield University, for the WEA and in schools.
Winner of several prizes and bursaries, her first poetry collection was Laughing All the Way (Five Leaves Publications 1995, now out of print) and her most recent The Same Country (Five Leaves Publications 2006).
In June 2007 she was Writer in Residence for the WEA in Yorkshire and Humberside. She has written poems about her travels to China, South Africa and Israel, and also gone back in history to Creswell Crags, the Bradford Wool Exchange and the Bialystok ghetto. www.lizcashdan.co.uk