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Isabelle Pollard

  • Matthew Hale Award (Highly Commended), 2022
Isabelle Pollard

Isabelle Pollard is an aspiring poet with Tourette’s Syndrome. With dreams of becoming published, Isabelle attends Rotherham Young Writers to improve her work. She channels her Tourette’s in her poetry and finds writing to be an escape for her. Isabelle hopes her work will provide others struggling with the same condition comfort as she continues to explore who she is as a writer.


‘I’m so grateful to have been Highly Commended for the Matthew Hale Award as it has given me new-found confidence in myself and my writing abilities. I’m going to use the award and all the help it has provided me to improve on my poetry going forwards!’

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