Mandy Coe is an award winning poet and artist. She has published six books including thee collections of poetry for adults and one for children. Her work has been featured on BBC television and radio and she reads at literature events across the UK. As a freelance writer, Mandy works alongside community groups and inner-city schools. Her guide to the work of writers in schools (Our thoughts are bees, co-written with Jean Sprackland) is described as ‘inspiring, enlightening and far-reaching’ (Andrew Motion). Mandy Coe’s first collection Pinning the Tail on the Donkey was short-listed for the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival Prize. Her poetry for children is anthologized by Hodder Wayland, Oxford University Press and Bloomsbury. Mandy is a Hawthornden Fellow.