Polly AtkinFestival Poet

Polly Atkin lives in Cumbria. Her first poetry collection, Basic Nest Architecture, was published by Seren in 2017, following pamphlets bone song (Aussteiger, 2008) (shortlisted for the Michael Marks Pamphlet Award, 2009) and Shadow Dispatches (Seren, 2013)  which was the Mslexia Pamphlet Prize winner in 2012.  She has taught English and Creative Writing at Universities of Strathclyde, Cumbria and Lancaster. She is a Penguin Random House WriteNow mentee, for a forthcoming non-fiction book reflecting on place, belonging and living with chronic illness.


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