Suzanne Batty has published two pamphlets with smith|doorstop books, Shrink (1997) and Thirty at Thirty (2016), and two book-length collections with Bloodaxe, The Barking Thing (2007) and States of Happiness (forthcoming in September 2018). She won the Poetry Society’s Anne Born Prize in its inaugural year, 2015.
She studied for an MA in Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam University and subsequently became a lecturer there. She has won prizes in many poetry competitions including the Philip Larkin and East Riding Poetry Competition 2013, the Nottingham Open Poetry Competition 2013, the Café Writers Open Poetry Competition in 2015 and the York Poetry Prize in 2016. She has collaborated with musicians, visual artists, photographers and printmakers. Suzanne uses creative writing to support people experiencing and recovering from extreme mental distress. She also writes short fiction and has written scripts for the theatre. She lives in Manchester where she was a founder member of urban poetry project the A6 Poets.
Books by Suzanne Batty