Lucy Burnett was born in Dumfries in 1975. She hails from Galloway, but is currently based just across the Solway in Cumbria. She has two collections of poetry published by Carcanet Press: Leaf Graffiti in 2013 and Tripping Over Clouds in 2019. She also has an experimental hybrid novel called Through the Weather Glass, published by Knives Forks and Spoons Press in 2015. Lucy has worked in many fields, including as an environmental campaigner with Ramblers Scotland and Friends of the Earth Scotland, and more recently as a lecturer in Creative Writing at the Universities of Salford, Strathclyde, Leeds Beckett and Cumbria. Her environmental commitments continue to inform her written work, as does the relationship between poetry and other art forms. In addition to writing, Lucy’s practice includes photography and performance; she has also collaborated with OBRA theatre company and participated in an Arts Council funded project called Dancing with Words, both of which explored the relationship between poetry and movement. She has a Creative Writing PhD from the University of Salford, and is known academically for her expertise in the relationship between literature and climate change. Lucy is currently writing a travel memoir called Waiting for Potatoes about a year she spent potato farming in Spain, framed by Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, while also developing an abstract photography exhibition to sit alongside Tripping Over Clouds.