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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 17th

This Place I Know: A New Anthology of Cumbrian Poetry

This wonderful new anthology of Cumbrian poetry brings together a contrasting collection of voices in recognition of the great and continuing tradition of Lake District poetry.

14.30 - 16.00 Sunday 18th

Waymaking – Book Launch

Waymaking is an anthology of prose, poetry and artwork by women who are inspired by wild places, adventure and landscape.

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