Ellie Evans (1942-2012) was born in Carmarthen and was educated in Llandeilo and Cardiff. After reading English at Oxford, she worked in publishing and for the Medical Research Council, before living in Hong Kong, teaching English. She spent most of her adult life teaching in London, but later based herself in Powys. She began writing poetry in 2005. Evans’ poems have been published in several anthologies and in magazines including PNR, Poetry Wales, New Welsh Review, Red Poets, The Rialto and Acumen. Evans gave readings at the Bath Literature Festival, Bath Poetry Cafe, Dartington's 'Ways with Words' and 'The Muses' Workshop' on the island of Spetses, Greece. She sadly passed away in September 2012.