Caroline Bird is a poet with six collections of poetry published by Carcanet. Her first collection Looking Through Letterboxes was published in 2002 when she was only 15. Her fifth collection, In These Days of Prohibition (published July 2017) was shortlisted for the 2017 TS Eliot Prize and the 2017 Ted Hughes Award. She recently worked with Lemn Sissay on Superkids: Breaking away from Care, the TV programme commissioned by All4 working with young people finding expression and their own creativity through poetry and performance. Caroline devised and led many of the workshop sessions. She was awarded the Forward Prize for Best Collection in 2020 for The Air Year.