Lisa Kelly

Lisa Kelly is one of our two guest editors for our Deaf Anthology What Meets the Eye? The Deaf perspective.

We have published Lisa’s poems in Solstice Shorts Anthology, Shortest Day, Longest Night and Dusk

Lisa has single-sided deafness. She is also half Danish. Her latest collection, The House of the Interpreter (Carcanet), is a Poetry Book Society Summer Recommendation 2023. Her first collection, A Map Towards Fluency (Carcanet) was shortlisted for the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize 2021.

Her poems have been selected for anthologies, including Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back (Nine Arches Press), Carcanet’s New Poetries VII and the Forward Book of Poetry. She is a regular host of poetry evenings at the Torriano Meeting House, London and is co-Chair of Magma Poetry. Lisa is co-editor of The Deaf Issue, Magma 69. In 2019, she read at Poetry International, Southbank Centre for d/Deaf Republic: Poets on Deafness. In 2020, she was commissioned by Nottingham Trent University in partnership with the Science Museum to create a film-poem in collaboration with other poets responding to telephony from a d/Deaf and marginalised perspective. She is currently studying British Sign Language, and is a freelance journalist writing about technology and business.