Elizabeth Chadwick Pywell is a poet living in York, North Yorkshire. She has been published in journals such as Fourteen Poems, Impossible Archetype and Dreich, and her first pamphlet, Unknown, was co-written with fellow York poet, Anna Rose James, and published in 2021. Her second pamphlet, Breaking (Out), about re-examining sexuality in middle age, was published in 2022 by Selcouth Station Press. She is currently working on a collection about womanhood, ancestry and landscape.
‘I’m absolutely delighted to have won this award – it’s incredibly exciting to know that the judges saw potential in my manuscript and having this kind of affirmation gives me hope that my poems are beginning to say something worth saying. I’m so grateful for the opportunity and cannot wait to access the support and mentoring that New Writing North and Out-Spoken Press are offering.’