Polly Atkin

Polly Atkin is a multi-award-winning writer, essayist and poet based in Grasmere, Cumbria, where she has worked and researched at Dove Cottage, home of the Wordsworths. Her first poetry collection, Basic Nest Architecture (Seren: 2017), won a Northern Wrtier’s Award and was followed by a third pamphlet, With Invisible Rain (New Walk: 2018). 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. Recovering Dorothya biography of Dorothy Wordsworth, was published by Saraband in 2021.


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