Sophie Collins and Emily Berry in relaunched Penguin Modern Poets


UEA alumna Sophie Collins and current PhD student Emily Berry are to be published alongside Anne Carson in the first volume of the relaunched Penguin Modern Poets series. Sophie was born in 1989 and grew up in North Holland. She studied Creative Writing at Goldsmiths College, London, before joining the UEA Creative Writing (Poetry) MA in 2012. Her work has appeared in Mercy and Oxford Poetry, as well as the Clinic and Stop Sharpening Your Knives anthologies. She received an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors in 2014 and is currently working towards a PhD in Poetry and Translation at Queen’s University, Belfast. Emily grew up in London and studied English Literature at Leeds University and Creative Writing at Goldsmiths College before joining UEA to undertake a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing under the supervision of Denise Riley. Her debut collection Dear Boy was published by Faber in 2013 and won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Hawthornden Prize and was shortlisted for the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. She is the editor of Best British Poetry 2015 (Salt Publishing). Her second collection, Stranger, Baby, will be published in 2017. Penguin Modern Poets 1: If I’m Scared We Can’t Win will be published on 28th July.

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