Elizabeth Barrett’s poetry has been widely published in journals and anthologies. She is the author of three collections: Walking on Tiptoe (Staple First Editions, 1998; re-issued by Bluechrome Press, 2007), The Bat Detector (Wrecking Ball Press, 2005) and A Dart of Green and Blue (Arc Publications, 2010). Elizabeth has been the recipient of various prizes including an Arts Council of England Writers’ Award in 2000 and a Northern Writers’ Award in 2018. In 2006 she received Arts Council funding to support a cross-artform project with the violist Robin Ireland who composed original music for the title sequence of poems in The Bat Detector. Elizabeth has also collaborated with the painter John Brokenshire on an exhibition of work, The Healing Touch.

Elizabeth has worked as a creative writing tutor in adult and higher education and as writer-in-residence in schools, community organisations, local radio and a prison. Between 2000 and 2005 she was co-editor of Staple Magazine. Elizabeth lives in Sheffield where she works as a University Lecturer in Education. As well as a poet and educator, Elizabeth advocates for her autistic son. She blogs at dylanandliz.wordpress.com

This residency is funded by Elizabeth’s Northern Writers’ Award for work-in-progress. She received her award in support of a new collection Fall which she hopes to complete in her time at Cove Park this summer.