Lucy Anderson studied Creative Writing at The University of Leicester. Lucy has worked collaboratively with artists and for community projects. She has taught creative writing in library and museum settings and, for Hospital and Outreach Education, for students with health challenges.
Lucy has been long-listed for the Bridport Prize in 2007, published in Brittle Star and The Interpreter's House in 2014, and Under the Radar, from Nine Arches, in 2015. Lucy was awarded a mentorship with Cinnamon Press in 2016.
Born into difficulties, Lucy was an 'observer' from early on and channelled this into her psychodynamic therapy background and later in her poetry. Personal challenges and her fascination with people motivate her continued explorations of the human condition 'past to present' with themes of mental health, gender and loss. Her poems make a direct, yet tender comment on the human condition and hope to break down taboo and isolation.