Warsan Shire is a writer and poet. She is the author of the chapbooks Her Blue Body (flipped eye publishing limited, 2015) and Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth (Mouthmark, 2011). Her poetry is featured in the visual album Lemonade. Winner of the Inaugural Brunel University African Poetry Prize, Shire was appointed as the first Young Poet Laureate of London and was Poet in Residence for Queensland, Australia, where she collaborated with the Aboriginal Centre for Performing Arts. She lives in Los Angeles.