Helen Farish, from Cumbria, is the author of Intimates, winner of the Forward prize for Best First Collection and shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize. She is very interested in the relationship between poetry and the body and poetry and music. A new collection Nocturnes at Nohane was published Bloodaxe in 2012 (with readings performed to music) and a third collection will be published in 2013.