Lydia Towsey is a poet and performer with a Masters Degree in Creative Writing (and a cat called Jones). In 2012 she was shortlisted for the Bridport Poetry Prize. She has been published by The London Magazine, Hearing Voices and Magma Magazine, amongst others. Her work is included in the forthcoming Great Grandchildren of Albion (New Departures) and Raving Beauties – Halleluiah for 50ft Women anthology (Bloodaxe Books). Her full length collection, The Venus Papers, is published by Burning Eye Books ( 2015).