Esther Morgan’s new collection
‘Grace’ is the third collection of poetry by UEA alumna Esther Morgan and is published this week by Bloodaxe Books. Esther (pictured) graduted from the Creative Writing (Poetry) MA in 1997 and subsequently taught on both UEA’s undergraduate Creative Writing programme and for the School of Continuing Education. She was the recipient of an Eric Gregory Award in 1998 and her first collection, ‘Beyond Calling Distance’, was published by Bloodaxe in 2001. This won the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. In 2010 she won the Bridport Poetry Prize for her poem ‘This Morning’. The poem is included in ‘Grace’, which is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Esther is Historic Recordings Manager for the Poetry Archive, the world’s largest online collection of poets reading their own work.