Jen Hadfield is a poet published by Picador, whose fourth collection The Stone Age explores neurodiversity and is forthcoming with Picador. She is also working on a collection of essays about Shetland, where she lives. Her work has garnered numerous awards, including the 2008 T.S.Eliot Prize for her second collection, Nigh-No-Place, (Bloodaxe).Her work attempts to advocate for our precious, endangered planet and species. She is concerned with how to live in the here-and-now in an increasingly virtual world, by attending to our interactions with the wild world, always trying to write poetry that is both immediate and experimental, truly 'livin language' (Tom Leonard). She loves contemporary ceramics and folksong and, having written libretto for an opera produced by musictheatre transparant, is keen to explore writing contemporary folk lyric. She has performed her work internationally. Jen is a Creative Writing Teaching Fellow at Glasgow University and, more widely, teaches students of all ages and all levels of confidence through a number of high-profile creative organisations. She was the Charles Causley resident in Autumn 2018 and received Creative Scotland and National Lottery funding for her latest book in 2018. She is building a house in Shetland, very slowly.