Michelle Penn

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.

Several of Michelle’s poems have been performed as part of Arachne’s Solstice Shorts Festivals, and published in their respective anthologies,  Dusk; Noon  Time and Tide and Words From the Brink.

Michelle also has a poem in Byways