Emma Halliday is a researcher and writer in north west England. She has been placed in national and local competitions with her poetry featuring in various online journals and the acclaimed NHS poetry anthology – ‘These Are the Hands’. Her poem ‘The MOT’ about women’s experiences of cervical screening was commended by the International Hippocrates Poetry Prize in 2019. She was the winner of The Guardian’s national travel writing competition (UK category) based on a sea kayaking holiday in Scotland (she’s not been kayaking since). The judge – Dixie Wills – said “She captured the essence of the holiday so well that I almost felt I’d been paddling alongside her.

Follow her on twitter: @halliday_e

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