Sheenagh Pugh was born in 1950. She lived in Wales and taught creative writing at the University of Glamorgan for many years, but now lives in Shetland. She has published two novels, a critical work on fan fiction, and many collections of poetry. Her current collection is Long-Haul Travellers (Seren) and another, Short Days, Long Shadows, is due out from Seren in 2014. Her poem ‘Envying Owen Beattie’ won the Forward Prize for best single poem in 1997, and she is a judge for the 2013 Forward Prizes.