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.