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Suzannah V. Evans

  • Northern Writers' Award for Poetry, 2020
Suzannah V. Evans

Suzannah V. Evans has published poems in PN ReviewThe London MagazineMagmaEborakon, and elsewhere, with others broadcast on BBC Radio Bristol and awarded the 2020 Ivan Juritz Prize for Creative Experiment. She has read her work at Keats House, London, where she organised Keats House: New Poets, for York Literature Festival and StAnza Poetry Festival, and at Underfall boatyard in Bristol, where she was poet in residence in 2019. She edited reviews for The Compass between 2017-2020 and is a doctoral researcher at Durham University, supported by the AHRC. Her debut double-pamphlet Marine Objects / Some Language was published with Guillemot Press in April 2020.

“I’m so grateful and overwhelmed to have won a Northern Writers’ Award. The award is meaningful in many ways – not only is it a huge confidence boost, but it feels like I’ve been given the enthusiastic backing of my writing community to develop and delve into my work. I’ve had the idea of writing a full-length poetry collection at the back of my mind for some time: this award makes that possibility seem much more real, and will furnish me with time to refine my current manuscript for a pamphlet and to write new poems for my first collection.”

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