Soundswrite Press is delighted to announce the poets chosen to be featured in
‘Take Three’, Soundswrite Press New Poets, Volume 1, due out in 2019:
Pippa Hennessy, Elizabeth Hourston and Tuesday Shannon.
We received a large number of strong submissions from women writers living or working in the East Midlands, and the editorial panel found themselves with a difficult task when it came to choosing the final three for this debut collection. In the end we selected three poets with totally different styles of writing and subject matter.
We are confident that ‘Take Three’ (Volume 1) is going to cause a stir in the poetry world, not just in the East Midlands, but far beyond!
Pippa Hennessy is a writer, publisher and bookseller living and working in Nottingham. She has published poetry, short text and graphic fiction and non-fiction in a variety of magazines and anthologies. She is currently trying to understand quantum theory through poetry (or possibly vice versa).
Elizabeth Hourston was born and brought up in Orkney and graduated with an M.A. in English Language and Literature and a Dip. Ed. from Edinburgh University, subsequently teaching here and abroad. She now lives in Leicestershire. Poems have been published in magazines and anthologies and competition placements include first prize from the BBC / Poetry Society. She has written two books of narrative verse to commemorate the founding of St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall.
Tuesday Shannon is a teacher, poet and playwright, born and raised in Ilkeston, Derbyshire. In 2012 she was invited to take part in the Royal Court Theatre’s Young Writer’s Programme, and in 2017 completed an MA in Creative Writing. She is currently doing a PhD at Nottingham Trent University (a critical-creative thesis exploring representations of post-industrial landscapes in poetry).