Michelle Penn

Photograph by Andrew Tobin/Tobinators Ltd

Michelle Penn’s debut pamphlet, Self-portrait as a diviner, failing, won the 2018 Paper Swans Prize and was published in September. Her poetry has appeared in numerous publications, including Popshot, The Fenland Reed, Shearsman, Magma, Under the Radar and Butcher’s Dog. She has recently completed a book-length poem that re-imagines The Tempest as a dystopia.

Michelle’s poem for Dusk, The End of Ramadan, was performed at Ellon, at Dusk on the 21st December 2017 and published in the Dusk anthology on 21st June 2018

her poem for Noon, Precarious, will be performed at Edinburgh and London, at noon on the 21st December 2018 and published in the noon anthology on 21st March 2019