Helen Mort was born in Sheffield. Her first poetry collection Division Street (Chatto & Windus, 2013) was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and the Costa Prize. Her second collection No Map Could Show Them (2016) is a Poetry Book Society Choice. She was a five-times winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award and a Poet in Residence at The Wordsworth Trust. In 2014, she was named as one of the Poetry Book Society's Next Generation Poets.