Abigail Parry has worked as a toymaker, a circus performer, a farmhand, a gamemaker, a museum guide, a nightwatchman and a gardener, among other things. She has studied in the UK, Spain and Italy, and completed her doctoral thesis on wordplay in poetry. Her poems have been set to music, tipped onto London from a helicopter, translated into Spanish and Japanese, broadcast on BBC and RTÉ Radio, and widely published in journals and anthologies, including the London Review of Books, Poetry London, The Rialto, Oxford Poetry, The Moth, The Irish Times, The Asahi Shimbun and Best British Poetry (Salt Publishing). She has won a number of prizes and awards for her work, including the Ballymaloe Prize, the Troubadour Prize, and an Eric Gregory Award. A chapbook of her translations of Baroque Spanish love poems, Death by Hearts and Flowers, was published by Laudanum in 2017. Her first collection, Jinx, is published by Bloodaxe in 2018.
Books by Abigail Parry