Vicki Feaver is a poet who has lived in Scotland since 2000 when she moved to Dunsyre, South Lanarkshire. She previously taught creative writing at the University of Chichester where she is an Emeritus Professor. She has received many awards and prizes for her poetry. The Handless Maiden (Cape 1994) won a Heineman Prize, a Cholmondely Award and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize. The Book of Blood (Cape, 2006) was shortlisted for the Costa and Forward prizes. Her most recent collection I Want! I Want! (Cape, 2019) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize. Her poem ‘Judith’ won the Forward Prize for the Best Single Poem. She is a recipient of a Hawthornden Fellowship, and an Arts Council Award. She has travelled to America, Australia and India, as well Italy, France and Iraq-Kurdistan, to read her poetry. She was one of three poets invited to write on the themes of older age by the Baring Foundation, and her poems on the subject can be found in the resulting anthology, Second Wind (Saltire Society, 2015).