Deborah Alma is a UK poet with an MA in Creative Writing. She teaches Creative Writing at Keele University and works as a writer in the community, especially in schools and with people with dementia and in hospice care. As the Emergency Poet she prescribes poetry from her vintage ambulance, and together with poet James Sheard she co-founded the Poetry Pharmacy in Shropshire. She is the editor of Emergency Poet—an anti-stress poetry anthology, The Everyday Poet—Poems to live by (both Michael O’Mara), #Me Too—rallying against sexual harassment (Fair Acre Press) and Ten Poems of Happiness (Candlestick Press). Her first full collection, Dirty Laundry, was published by Nine Arches Press in 2018.