Kaddy Benyon was born in Cambridge and grew up in Suffolk. In 2010 she was shortlisted for the inaugural Picador Poetry Prize. In 2012 she won the Crashaw Prize with her debut collection of poetry, Milk Fever (Salt Publishing). Her second collection, The Tidal Wife (Salt) was published in 2018. Kaddy is also a Granta New Poet. Previously, she worked as a television scriptwriter and wrote over seventy episodes of Hollyoaks and Grange Hill. Kaddy currently works as a mentor to students with disabilities at the University of Cambridge.