Maura Dooley was a poet-in-residence at Jane Austen’s home in Chawton, Hampshire. The house, now a museum, is where Austen wrote most of her novels. Maura Dooley invited a group of fellow poets to express something of their own connection with one of this country’s greatest writers.
Maura Dooley’s work includes Life Under Water and has also edited the anthology The Honey Gatherers: Love Poems. She has twice been short-listed for the T.S. Eliot Award. She teaches at Goldsmiths College, London and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.