Alison Chisholm has been writing poetry for over 40 years, and has had ten collections published, (nine by specialist poetry publishers and the most recent self-published), as well as ten textbooks on the craft of writing (three of which were produced in collaboration with other writers) including four on writing poetry, the latest of which was, again, self-published. She also wrote the poetry correspondence course of The Writers Bureau, Manchester, and has tutored on this course for twenty years. She lives in Southport, UK.
She taught creative writing and the craft of writing poetry in adult education for 25 years, and devised a number of courses for the Merseyside and North West Open College boards. She currently teaches an advanced poetry course, and gives regular workshop weekend courses for Malaga Workshops. She has led poetry courses at The Writers' Holiday, (Caerleon and Fishguard), The Writers' Summer School, Swanwick, and NAWG Festival of Writing, and has given talks, readings, courses and workshops throughout Britain and in Geneva, Rotterdam and Malaga