Dr Alison Gibb is an artist-poet working in the field of poetics. She is half of the collaborative partnership Poet Matter with choreographer Elaine Thomas. Alison has published her work widely in national and international poetry magazines. She has presented and performed her work at academic conferences, arts festivals, and residencies. In addition. She has delivered workshops to adults and young people, inside and outside of education settings including art galleries and festivals. Her books, parallel to red in chorus, silent diagrams and a vase are published by knives, forks and spoons press, Manchester.