Gillian Allnutt is the author of nine collections of poetry, the most recent of which, Wake, was published by Bloodaxe in 2018. Ahead of its publication, Suzannah V. Evans caught up with Gillian Allnutt at the StAnza Poetry Festival in St Andrews, to reflect on her career in writing and to hear her read from some of her earlier work.
Along the way, they talked about meditation, the experience of putting together a collection of new and selected poems, the sea, and the influence of Emily Brontë.
The three poems Gillian reads at the end are: ‘Rocking-chair’, ‘a poem for my mother’ and ‘Lizzie Sidall: Her Journal (1862)’ from How the Bicycle Shone: New & Selected Poems (Bloodaxe Books, 2007).
Gillian Allnutt will be launching her new collection, Wake, at St Chad’s College, Durham on 23rd May 2018. All welcome.