#54 Laura Dockrill (Poet & Author) - You Don’t Have To Be One Thing

Laura Dockrill is a performance poet, author, illustrator and short story writer. She is the author of the Darcy Burdock series and a YA novel, Lorali with a follow up book coming out this year. She has also written a number of adult poetry collections. "My Mum is a Grown Down" is her first poetry collection for children about a wild, hysterical and hilarious Mum, which is coming in July this year. The Independent calls her “A poet for the iPod generation” and Red magazine's “literary girl crush”. We met up at the Hoxton Hotel, lay on a bed chatting about creativity, comparison, finding new ideas, writing and being in love with your work.