Ilse Pedler is a poet and veterinary surgeon. She lives and works in Saffron Walden trying to juggle writing with the unpredictability of sick animals.

She has also been a Morris dancer for over 30 years and no longer tries to hide it.

She has had poems published previously in Poetry News, Prole, Salzburg Poetry Review, Artemis, Orbis and The North among others, as well as in two anthologies. She was shortlisted in The Rialto Nature Poetry competition in 2014 and 2015 and is the winner of the 2015 Mslexia Pamphlet Competition. Her Pamphlet, The Dogs That Chase Bicycle Wheels was published by Seren in March 2016. She was shortlisted in the Bridport Prize and Commended in the Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine in 2017