Elisabeth Sennitt Clough

Elisabeth Sennitt Clough is a poet and an editor of The Fenland Reed. She is the author of the poetry pamphlet Glass (Paper Swans Press, 2016), which won the Saboteur Award for Best Poetry Pamphlet in 2017, and of the full collection Sightings (Pindrop Press, 2016), winner of the  Michael Schmidt Award for Best Portfolio. Her second full collection At or Below Sea Level is forthcoming in 2019 (Paper Swans Press) and is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.

A poem from Sightings was published in the Forward Book of Poetry 2018. Other poems appear in The Rialto, New Welsh Review, Poetry Salzburg Review, Poem, Mslexia, Wasafiri, Magma, The Cannon’s Mouth and Stand. Her poems have won prizes in a number of competitions and her work is widely anthologised.

Elisabeth grew up in Cambridge, England, and has lived and worked in Jakarta, Indonesia; Panama City, Florida; Fresno, California; Reykjavik, Iceland; and Maastricht, Netherlands. She studied English and Sociology, obtained a PhD from the Open University (2010) and an MA in Creative Writing with Teaching from the Manchester Metropolitan University (2016). She counts Antjie Krog, Dorianne Laux, Corinne Clegg Hales and Les Murray among her poetic influences.

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