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.

Her poem for Noon, Precarious, was performed at Edinburgh and London, at noon on the 21st December 2018 and published in the Noon anthology

Michelle’s poem for Time and Time, Solstice Shorts Festival 2019, The Sinking of Mrs Margaret Brown, will be performed at Greenwich and Maryport, and published in the Time and Tide anthology.