Helen Mort was born in Sheffield in 1985. Her collection Division Street is forthcoming from Chatto & Windus. She has published two pamphlets with Tall-lighthouse press: the shape of every box and a pint for the ghost—a series of poems inspired by ghost stories from around Sheffield. A five-time winner of the Foyle Young Poets award, she also received an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors in 2007 and won the Manchester Young Writer Prize in 2008. From 2010-2011, she was a poet in residence at the Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere.