About Olivia ColeOlivia Cole (born 1981) is a contemporary British poet. Cole was born and raised in Kent, and read English at Christ Church, Oxford. After being a winner of the 2003 Eric Gregory Award, Cole quickly made her mark as a poet. In 2006, she appeared on the BBC documentary, Betjeman & Me: Griff Rhys Jones. Her first collection, Restricted View was published in 2009. Cole also works as a journalist in London and has written for The Spectator, the Financial Times and the London Evening Standard.
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