Yvonne grew up between Glasgow, Kuwait City, Chambéry and Berkshire. She works as an academic researcher and Creative Writing lecturer.
Yvonne won a Northern Writer’s Award for poetry and the Mslexia Women’s Poetry Pamphlet competition in 2016. Her pamphlet Translating Mountains is published by Seren. She is a Jerwood/Arvon mentee for 2017-18.