Julia Deakin was born in Nuneaton and worked her way north to Yorkshire via Shropshire, the Potteries, Manchester and York to Huddersfield, where she began writing poems. The Half-Mile-High Club (2007) was a Poetry Business Competition winner and her full-length collections, Without a Dog (2008) and Eleven Wonders (2011) drew praise from nationally-renowned poets. Widely published, she has featured twice on Poetry Please and won numerous prizes.

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