Jennifer Copley lives in Barrow-in-Furness. She is the author of 3 full collections of poetry and several pamphlets, the most recent being Some Couples published by Happenstance in 2017. Her work has appeared in The Rialto, The North, PN Review, The Independent on Sunday, The Forward Prize Anthology and GCSE Poetry Unseen revision papers.
She has won prizes in several poetry competitions including 1st prizes in the Faber/Ottaker and the Mirehouse, 2nd prize in the Cardiff Academi, 3rd prize in the Bridport, shortlisted twice for the Strokestown Prize.
U.A. Fanthorpe has described her work as, "urgent, visceral, written out of a fierce commitment to truth".