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Polly Atkin

Polly is a poet and academic.

Polly lives in Grasmere in the Lake District. Her first collection, Basic Nest Architecture, was published by Seren in February 2017. An extract from this was awarded New Writing North's Andrew Waterhouse Prize in 2014 for ‘reflect[ing] a strong sense of place or the natural environment’. Her first pamphlet bone song (Aussteiger, 2008) was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Pamphlet Award, 2009, and second, Shadow Dispatches (Seren, 2013), won the Mslexia Pamphlet Prize, 2012. She grew up in Nottingham, then lived in East London for seven years before moving to the North West.

Reviews on her poetry

‘With her keen senses, she celebrates nature in all its glory. ’ – Disclaimer Magazine

‘Powerful and tender’ – Mslexia

"The remarkable poems in Basic Nest Architecture are a testament to the persistence and artistry of Polly Atkin. As well as being profoundly personal, they reach out to the modern world in all it’s complexity and diversity." - Poetry Book Society

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Opportunities to see Polly Atkin

11.30 - 13.00 Saturday 18th

Bodies of Water and Stone: Poetry from Elizabeth Jane Burnett and Polly Atkin

Join us to hear from two poets sharing work from their debut collections, and the landscapes that inspired them, introduced by award-winning-poet, runner and climber Helen Mort.

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