Tiffany Atkinson was born in Berlin to an army family, but has lived in Wales since 1993, when she moved to Cardiff to study for an MA and PhD in Critical Theory. She now teaches English and Creative Writing at Aberystwyth University. In 2001 she won the Cardiff Academi International Poetry Competition, and began publishing poems. Her first collection, Kink and Particle (Seren, 2006), was a Poetry Book Society recommendation and winner of the Jerwood Aldeburgh First Collection Award. Catulla et al (Bloodaxe, 2011) was shortlisted for the Roland Mathias Poetry Award and was a TLS Book of the Year. Her latest collection, So Many Moving Parts (Bloodaxe, 2014), is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Tiffany gives regular readings and workshops across the UK and internationally, and is poetry editor for New Welsh Review.
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