Full Name
Lorraine Mariner
Job Title
Assistant Librarian
National Poetry Library, Southbank Centre
Lorraine Mariner is a librarian at the National Poetry Library at London’s Southbank Centre where she has worked for over 15 years, looking after the children’s poetry collection and activities for schools and children. She founded the library’s popular Rug Rhymes session for under-5s and loves bringing poets to Southbank Centre’s Imagine Children’s Festival. She is also a poet and has published two books for adults with Picador 'Furniture' (2009) and 'There Will Be No More Nonsense' (2014) and most recently a chapbook 'Anchorage' (2020) with Grey Suit Editions, and has twice been shortlisted in the Forward Prizes for Poetry for Best Poem and Best First Collection. She also writes poems for children and has children’s poems in 'Dragons of the Prime', an anthology of dinosaur poems from The Emma Press (2019) and 'Midnight Feasts', an anthology of food poems edited by A. F. Harrold, Bloomsbury (2019), and had a poem commended in the 2021 YorkMix Children’s Poetry Competition.
Lorraine Mariner