Anne Osbourn is a plant scientist at the John Innes Centre in Norwich, UK. She started writing poetry in 2004 when she was awarded a National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) Dream Time Fellowship to spend a year on sabbatical in the School of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia (UEA). She was shortlisted for the 2017 Flambard Poetry Prize and was third prize winner in the 2018 Sentinel Poetry Book Prize. Anne is also founder of the Science, Art and Writing (SAW) Trust (www.sawtrust.org), which uses science as a meeting place for interdisciplinary adventures. Her first poetry book Mock Orange was published by SPM Publications in September 2020.