Janet Fisher was born in Birmingham in 1943. She read Law at Bristol University, followed by five years’ legal publishing experience. After a move to Yorkshire and a period of illness, she began to develop herself as a writer. In 1989 she joined The Poetry Business in Huddersfield as co-director with Peter Sansom. She has had two previous main poetry collections: Listening to Dancing (1996) and Women Who Dye Their Hair (2001).