Lorraine Mariner was born in 1974, grew up in Upminster and attended Huddersfield University where she read English, and University College London where she read Library and Information Studies. She works at the Poetry Library, Southbank Centre. Her pamphlet ‘Bye For Now’ was published by The Rialto in 2005. In 2005 she also received an Arts Council Writer's Award and in 2007 her poem ‘Thursday’ was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for best individual poem.
Posted By Lorraine Mariner on Friday 16th Apr 2010
I had been thinking about infatuation and unrequited love and the time when you decide you've got to get a grip. To an observer it can seem like a complete overreaction if you are nursing a broken heart and nothing has really happened between you and the object of your affection.