Anne-Marie Fyfe was born in Cushendall, Ireland and now lives in West London. Fyfe is a poet, creative-writing teacher, arts-organiser and former Chair of the Poetry Society (2006-2009). Her collections include Late Crossing (1999), Tickets from a Blank Window (2002), The Ghost Twin (2005), Understudies (2010) and House of Small Absences (2015). Fyfe has previously won the Academi Cardiff International Poetry Competition with her poem 'Curaçao Dusk'. In addition to her writing, Fyfe has read throughout the world at festivals and events and on BBC radio and television. She founded Coffee House Poetry at the Troubadour, which is now London's liveliest and longest-running literary venue. Fyfe also runs a range of poetry workshops and classes for writers and aspiring writers, having founded Wordworks at Richmond-upon-Thames College (1993) and the creative writing strand of the John Hewitt International Summer School.