Victoria Gatehouse is a zoologist, poet and children’s writer based in the Pennines. Her pamphlet The Mechanics of Love (Smith|Doorstop) was selected as a ‘Laureate’s Choice’ by Carol Ann Duffy in 2019. Her poems have been published in many journals and anthologies including The North, Magma, Mslexia, Anthropocene, Butcher’s Dog, The Rialto, Spelt, She is Fierce and After Sylvia. She is a three-time winner of The Poetry News Members’ Competition and was highly commended in the Gingko Prize 2023. Her debut collection is forthcoming in 2024.