Kathryn Simmonds’ first book of poems, Sunday at the Skin Launderette won the 2008 Forward Prize for best first collection and was short-listed for the Costa Poetry Award. She has written short stories and a comedy-drama for Radio 4, and a novel, Love and Fallout, set at the Greenham Common peace camp. The Visitations, a second collection of poems, was published 2013. Her third poetry collection is Scenes from Life on Earth (2022). Kathryn lives in Norwich with her family.