Lauren Hollingsworth-Smith is a poet and artist based in Rotherham and Oxford. Lauren’s work has been published in several magazines and anthologies including She Will Soar (Pan Macmillan 2020). Her debut pamphlet Ugly Bird won the 2020 New Poets Prize. She won the Foyle Young Poets of the Year award in 2019 and was highly commended in the Young Northern Writers’ Award in the same year. Lauren has performed at various events and festivals, including Ledbury Poetry Festival, Kendal Poetry Festival and Off the Shelf Festival of Words. She studies English and French at Oxford University. Her Debut collection, Look How Alive is forthcoming in Summer 2022.