Chris Considine is a poet and former school-teacher who lived for many years in Swaledale, North Yorkshire, before moving to Plymouth in 2011. Her publications include St. Cuthbert and Bystanders (Redbeck Press, 2001) and Swaledale Sketchbook (Smith/Doorstop Books, 2002) which was shortlisted for the Forward Prize in the best first collection category in 2002. Her first full collection, Learning to Look, was published by Peterloo Poets in 2003, followed by Quarll, also from Peterloo, in 2006. Behind the Lines was published by Cinnamon Press in 2011 and In Search of Home, also published by Cinnamon, in 2015. At the beginning of 2004 she was a Hawthornden Fellow.