Patricia Debney is the author of a collection of prose poetry, How to Be a Dragonfly (Smith Doorstop Books, 2005), the overall winner of the 2004 Poetry Business Competition; and a novel, Losing You (bluechrome, 2007). She is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Kent, where she teaches on the undergraduate and MA programmes, and organises the university reading series. She lives in Canterbury with her partner, a composer, and their two children. Her blog, http://www.wavingdrowning.wordpress.com/, explores writing and family life with a type 1 diabetic teenager. She also writes a regular column for Balance, Diabetes UK’s bi-monthly magazine. In 2007/08 she was appointed Canterbury’s first Laureate.