Michelle Penn is a dual UK/US national. She grew up in the US and lived/worked in France for seven years before moving to London in 2005. Michelle plans innovative poetry/art/music events as part of Corrupted Poetry. She’s also a member of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen.
Her book-length poem, Paper Crusade, re-imagines The Tempest as a dystopia; and was published by Arachne Press in 2022.
Michelle Penn’s debut pamphlet, Self-portrait as a diviner, failing (2018), won the Paper Swans Prize. Recent work has appeared in PN Review, The London Magazine, Bad Lilies, Butcher’s Dog and Tentacular.
Michelle also has a poem in Byways