Pauline Prior-Pitt was born in Hull and trained to be an actress and drama teacher. In 1997 she moved to North Uist, where she still lives. She began writing poetry in her late 30s; her poems are often comic, but she is also concerned with ageing and with her adopted home. She has read her poetry on several radio and television programmes, including Woman’s Hour and Pick of the Week. Pauline has written seven books of poetry, all published by Spike Press: from Waiting Women in 1999 to Be an Angel: selected poems 1987-2017. She has also produced four handmade pamphlets, the first of which, North Uist Sea Poems, won the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award in 2006. Disappearing Out looks at the subject of death, and More Precious Than Moons is about the fascination of grandchildren.