Tanya Shirley has published two poetry collections with Peepal Tree Press in the UK: She Who Sleeps With Bones and The Merchant of Feathers. Her work has been featured on BBC World Service, BBC Front Row, Scottish Poetry Library, www.poetryarchive.org, and translated into Spanish and Polish. Shirley is a lecturer in the Department of Literatures in English at The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. She is the recipient of a Silver Musgrave Medal from the Institute of Jamaica for her outstanding contribution in the field of Literature. She is also a proud Cave Canem Fellow.