Alison Binney teaches English in a state secondary school and to trainee teachers on the PGCE English course at the University of Cambridge. Since creating more space in her life for writing, over the last four years she has been widely published, including in The North, Magma, Under the Radar, Butcher’s Dog and Popshot. Her poems have been longlisted in the National Poetry Competition and Highly Commended in The Bridport Prize. She founded the Cambridge branch of the National Writing Project, which brings together teachers as writers, and occasionally leads one-day writing and walking courses in the Peak District.
Alison's first pamphlet Other Women’s Kitchens won the Mslexia Women’s Poetry Pamphlet Prize 2021.