Lumen is the fourth collection of poetry by UEA Professor of Poetry Tiffany Atkinson and is published by Bloodaxe Books this week. Tiffany was born in Berlin to an army family and lived for many years in Wales, where she gained a PhD in Critical Theory at Cardiff University before joining the faculty at Aberystwyth University. She won the Cardiff Academi International Poetry Competition in 2001. Her first collection, Kink and Particle (Seren 2006) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. It won the Jerwood Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and was shortlisted for the Glen Dimplex New Writers Award. Catulla et al (Bloodaxe 2011) was shortlisted for the Roland Mathias Poetry Award (Wales Book of the Year) in 2012 and was a TLS Book of the Year. So Many Moving Parts (Bloodaxe 2014) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and the winner of the Roland Mathias Poetry Award (Wales Book of the Year) in 2015. She is also the editor of The Body: A Reader, published in 2003. Lumen includes a sequence that won the 2014 Medicine Unboxed Prize and is a Poetry Book Society Choice.