Lydia Fulleylove lives on the Isle of Wight. Originally a teacher, she has since worked as writer in healthcare for the Healing Arts and as writer in residence in prison. She has collaborated with writer Philip Gross and artist Zelie Gross to develop cross-arts weekends for young people, exploring the idea that ‘no art form is an island.’
Her special interest in cross arts enterprises has led to her collaboration with visual artist Colin Riches on Estuary, an ACE funded project culminating in an exhibition, followed by a publication from Two Ravens Press launched in October, 2014.
Lydia has published poetry and a few short stories in a range of literary magazines, including Smiths Knoll, The Rialto, Staple, Iota and Earthlines. A prize winner in several competitions, including the Bridport and Wind in the Willows Centenary Short Story competition 2009, she was shortlisted for the Forward Best Single Poem with her poem Night Drive in 2010.
She has also published materials to support and inspire creative writing and literacy for The Isle of Wight Education Directorate and for Nelson Thornes. She revels in the connections between poetry and other forms of writing, especially radio drama, and has several unpublished radio plays waiting for attention.
She loves the sea and wild places.
Estuary, Two Ravens Press, 2014
Notes on Land and Sea, HappenStance, 2011