Pascale Petit is a poet who has published six collections, four of which were shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. She was born in Paris and lives in London. Her sixth book Fauverie was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and won the Manchester Poetry Prize. The Fauverie of this book is the big-cat house in the Jardin des Plantes zoo in Paris; a city haunted by Aramis the black jaguar and a menagerie of wild animals. Fauverie endeavours to redeem the darker forces of human nature while celebrating the ferocity and grace of endangered species. Pascale is widely travelled, including in the Venezuelan Amazon, China, Mexico and Nepal. Her fifth book What the Water Gave Me: Poems after Frida Kahlowas shortlisted for both the T.S. Eliot Prize and Wales Book of the Year. Three of her books have been Books of the Year in the Times Literary Supplement, Observer and Independent. She originally trained as a sculptor and tutors for Tate Modern and The Poetry School.