Eleanor Rees was born in Birkenhead, Merseyside. Her pamphlet collection Feeding Fire (Spout, 2001) received an Eric Gregory Award in 2002 and her first full length collection Andraste’s Hair (Salt, 2007) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Glen Dimplex New Writers Award. Her second collection is Eliza and the Bear (Salt, 2009). Eleanor works in the community as a freelance poet. In 2014 she submitted her PhD Making Connections: The Work of the Local Poet at the University of Exeter. Eleanor specialises in collaborative, commissioned and participatory poetic practice. She lives in Liverpool.

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