Lynn Foote was born in Cumbria. Her pamphlet Mandráki was published by Hearing Eye in 2011, and her collection King’s was published by Thamesis in 2019. Her second collection, Sanctuary, was published by Lapwing in March 2023. She completed an MA in Poetry and Life Writing at Goldsmiths in 2012. She has lived in Japan, and taught until recently in the ELC at King’s College London.