Alice Allen was born in London, grew up in Jersey in the Channel Islands and lives in the UK.

Alice’s collection Daylight of Seagulls is informed by the experience of her Jersey family who lived through the Nazi occupation, and the stories she would regularly hear when spending time on her grandparents’ farm as a child, as well as the Jèrriais language spoken by her grandmother.

Alice has a degree in English from Cambridge University and an MPhil in Creative Writing from the University of South Wales.  Published in several literary magazines and anthologies, she won the Flambard Poetry Prize in 2014 and was shortlisted for the PROLE Poetry Pamphlet Prize in 2017.

In addition to writing poetry, Alice works in a primary school supporting children with additional needs.