Christine Evans was born in Yorkshire, England. She moved to Wales in 1967, and settled on the Llyn peninsula, living also on Bardsey Island (Enlli). Her work has appeared in journals such as The Oxford Magazine, Planet and Poetry Wales and can be read in anthologies such as Anglo-Welsh Poetry 1480-1990 (ed. R. Garlick and R. Mathias, Seren 1990), and Twentieth Century Anglo-Welsh Poetry (ed. D. Abse, Seren 1997). Her work has been translated into French (Sans moutons ni dragons, ed. T. Curtis) and Czech (Drak ma dvoji jazyk, ed. P. Mikes, Periplum 2000). In 2005, Christine Evans was awarded the Roland Mathias prize. Her latest poetry collections are Burning the Candle (Gomer, 2006) and Growth Rings (Seren, 2006) which was selected for the Wales Book of the Year long list.