Jo Shapcott

Jo Shapcott

Jo Shapcott was born and continues to live in London. Twice winner of

the National Poetry Competition, she has published seven collections

with Faber including Her Book: Poems 1988-1998 which selects from

three earlier volumes: Electroplating the Baby (1988) which won the

Commonwealth Poetry Prize, Phrase Book (1992) and My Life Asleep

(1998) which won the Forward Poetry Prize. Her most recent collection

Of Mutability (2010) won the Costa Book Award and in 2011 she was

awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.

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