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Susannah Ronnie

  • Northumbria University Student and Alumni Award, 2022
Susannah Ronnie

Susannah Ronnie works across poetry, playwriting, book art and textiles. Her focus is the fictionalising of history and she has engaged with periods as diverse as the Stone Age, seventeenth century and WWII. Susannah’s poems have been published in Mslexia, Other Poetry, Smoke and Ink, Sweat and Tears. A poetry pamphlet Digging Up the Dead (Red Squirrel Press, 2014) explores her maternal grandparents’ wartime experiences. Susannah’s Mesolithic play After the Ice was commissioned by Queen’s Hall Arts in Hexham and supported by a Hosking Houses Trust residency. Her short scripts have been staged at Live Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton. Susannah recently completed a practice-led Creative Writing PhD fully-funded by Northumbria University. The resulting creative work with out end fuses research, poetry and the artists book to imagine and interrogate events surrounding the mutiny on Henry Hudson’s final voyage in the form of a deck of playing cards.


‘I still haven’t quite come back down to earth! It’s an amazing feeling to have the quality of my work recognised and the support to develop that work for publication will be invaluable.’

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