Natalie Shaw was born in Johannesburg. She grew up in London, where she now lives with her husband and three children. She studied at Cambridge University and began writing poetry in her late 30s. Oh be quiet is her first pamphlet.
“Natalie Shaw is a highly original poet with a vividly anarchic imagination… Her highly original collection Oh be quiet was full of surprising poems which could delight, disturb or knock you sideways.” Neil Astley