‘Blood Child’ by Eleanor Rees
‘Blood Child’ is the new collection of poetry by UEA alumna Eleanor Rees and is published by Pavilion Poetry this week. Eleanor graduated from UEA with an MA in Creative Writing (Poetry) in 2002 and received an Eric Gregory Award that year for her debut pamphlet ‘Feeding Fire’. Her first full length collection ‘Andraste’s Hair’ was published by Salt in 2007 and shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Glen Dimplex New Writers Awards. Her second collection ‘Eliza and the Bear’ (Salt, 2009) is also a live performance for voice and harp which has toured in the North West. Eleanor frequently works as a poet in the community and is currently studying for a PhD at the University of Exeter in the theory and practice of the local poet.