Originally from Normal, Illinois, Carrie Etter has lived in England since 2001 and in the southwest since 2005. She has published four collections of poetry, most recently Imagined Sons (Seren, 2014), shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry by The Poetry Society, and The Weather in Normal (UK: Seren; US: Station Hill, 2018), a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Individual poems have appeared in The New Republic, The New Statesman, The Penguin Book of the Prose Poem, Poetry Review, and the Times Literary Supplement. She is Reader in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and also publishes essays, short fiction, and reviews.