Born and bred in Swansea, Natalie is an MA Creative Writing student, thus at almost 23 insists she is vintage, not old. She is co-editor of The Siren with Zoe Alford this year and has a particular interest in poetry, having come 2nd in the Terry Hetherington Awards 2013 and commended for various others including Bridport Prize 2010-13 and The Welsh International Poetry Competition. She regularly reads at local events and has had both poetry and fiction work published in anthologies.
She wrote last year for the Literature and Sport sections of The Siren, also being a keen runner who is often found pounding along Swansea Bay in garish pink sports attire.
She hopes to do go on to do a PhD with particular focus on the work of Dylan Thomas, though if this fails she will instead adopt 30 cats and occupy her time shouting at the youth of today to get off her lawn.