Elizabeth Train-Brown (she/they) is an award-winning poet and novelist based in Lancaster. When she’s not writing, she can be found reading tarot, petting stray cats, modelling in drag, training in her circus acts, or reading in various locations where people probably ought not to read (namely, at the tops of trees or in club toilets). In the circus, she goes by The Phoenix, breathing fire alongside her mum, The Dragon Lady, and dad, Pedro the Clown, but you can find her on Instagram as @choo_choo42.
Beth is also an award-winning journalist, English Literature and Creative Writing student at Lancaster University, Poetry & Prose Editor for TL Publishing, Developmental Editor for Flash Literary Journal, and Poetry Staff Writer at Saturdaze Magazine. She won the 2020 Literary Lancashire Award, came highly commended in the 2021 Erbacce Prize, and was published under Best Submissions in the 2021 SLF Young Poets Prize Anthology. Her work has been published in over 20 journals and anthologies, including Allegro, Blue Marble Review, The Cannon’s Mouth, Defunkt Magazine, Abridged, and Crossways Journal. She can be find online at bethtrainbrown.journoportfolio.com.