Colette Bryce grew up in Derry, Northern Ireland. She lived for some years in London before moving to Scotland and, later, to the north-east of England where she now works as a freelance editor. Her previous collections with Picador are The Heel of Bernadette (2000), The Full Indian Rope Trick (2004) and Self-Portrait in the Dark (2008). From 2009 to 2013 she was Poetry Editor at Poetry London. She received the Cholmondeley Award in 2010.
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