Colette Sensier was born in Brighton in 1988. She studied English at King’s College, Cambridge, and now writes and lives in London after stints in Crete and Bulgaria. While at school she won the Foyle’s, Peterloo and Tower poetry prizes. She has been featured in Oxfam’s Asking A Shadow to Dance, Salt Press’ Best British Poetry 2011 and Salt Book of Younger Poets and Eyewear Publishing’s Lung Jazz, as well as various magazines, and writes regularly for Poetry News magazine. She is now working on her first poetry collection and first novel, with the help of Spread the Word’s Flight mentorship scheme, while working as a copywriter for a small charity.