Lesley Saunders has written six poetry collections, most recently Nominy-Dominy (Two Rivers Press 2018), an extended praise-song for the Greek and Latin literature she grew up with as a schoolgirl. One of the poems in it, ‘The Uses of Greek’, was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem. Her English translations of Portuguese poet Maria Teresa Horta will be published in Spring 2019 by Two Rivers Press. She is a visiting professor in education policy at Newman University, Birmingham, and an honorary research fellow at Oxford University Department of Education.