Originally from Normal, Illinois, Carrie Etter is an American poet resident in England since 2001. Her first collection, The Tethers (Seren, 2009), won the London New Poetry Prize, and her third, Imagined Sons (Seren, 2014), was shortlisted for The Poetry Society’s Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. Her fifth collection, Grief’s Alphabet, will be published by Seren Books in 2024. Her poems have appeared in many journals including Boston Review, The Guardian, The Iowa Review, The New Republic, The New Statesman, Poetry Review, and The Times Literary Supplement, as well as in numerous anthologies. In 2022 she joined the creative writing faculty at the University of Bristol..