Allie Esiri, described in a Tatler profile as 'a poetry powerhouse', is a former English stage, film and television actress, now a writer.
Her iF Poems app was launched to great acclaim in November 2011 and was the Apple Editors' Choice All Time Favourite app. iF: A Treasury of Poems for Almost Every Possibility was published in 2012 and The Love Book in 2014.
She has hosted poetry events at The Times and the Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, The Sunday Times Festival of Education and The Oldie Soho Literary Festival.
Allie is the editor of A Poem for Every Night of the Year and A Poem for Every Day of the Year and was a judge for the CLiPPA in 2015.