Ellen Cranitch is a poet, lecturer and journalist. Her debut collection, The Immortalist (Templar Press), was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Award for Best First Collection 2018. Her second collection, Crystal, is due from Bloodaxe in 2024. Born in London of Irish parents, Ellen holds an MA in English Literature from Cambridge University and a PhD in Creative Writing (Poetry and Poetics) from the University of St Andrews. She has taught Creative Writing and literature at a number of universities including University College London and Bath Spa. Recent posts include Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Hull where she ran the poetry modules. Her arts journalism has appeared in The Times, New Statesman and The Irish Times and she contributes poetry reviews and interviews to Poetry London and The Poetry Review. She currently works at the City Lit Institute, London, teaching the Masterclass and Advanced Poetry Workshop.
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Books by Ellen Cranitch