Rebecca Cullen is from Nottingham. She started to write poetry after careers in teaching and the civil service, and has an MA in Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University. She is in the final stages of her PhD ‘Mastering Time: Time and Temporality in Contemporary Poetry’ at NTU, funded by Midlands3Cities DTP and the AHRC. In 2016 she was the second poet-in-residence at Newstead Abbey, ancestral home of George Gordon, Lord Byron. Her poetry has been published in ‘The North’, ‘New Walk’ and New Poetries VII.