Scenes From Life on Earth is the new collection of poetry by UEA alumna Kathryn Simmonds and is published this week by Salt. Kathryn graduated from the UEA Creative Writing (Poetry) MA in 2002. She received an Eric Gregory Award in the same year and published a pamphlet, Snug, in 2004. Her debut collection of poetry, Sunday at the Skin Launderette, won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 2008 and was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. Her second collection, The Visitations, was published in 2013, when she was also named as the inaugural Charles Causley Poet in Residence. Her debut novel Love and Fallout was published by Seren in 2014. Her poems have appeared in various publications including Poetry, the Guardian, the New Statesman, The Poetry Review and The Irish Times, and, along with her short stories, have been broadcast on BBC radio.