Isabel Palmer comes from Presteigne, Powys and lives in Swindon. A former English teacher and silver medallist in European Championship triathlon, she is now co-editor of Flarestack Poets. Her debut pamphlet, Ground Signs (Flarestack Poets, 2014), was a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice. She has been interviewed on Radio 4’s The World at One, in the Daily Mail Weekend magazine and on BBC Wiltshire. She has been Poet in Residence at Marlborough College and Ibstock Place School, Roehampton and has read at poetry events including Swindon Poetry Festival, States of Independence, Poetry in Presteigne and Sheffield Off the Shelf. Her poems have been published in magazines including Stand, the North, the Morning Star’s Well-Versed and I am Not a Silent Poet.
Her first full-length collection, Atmospherics, with a Foreword by Sir Andrew Motion, was published by Bloodaxe in Home Front (with collections by Bryony Doran, Jehanne Dubrow and Elyse Fenton), launched at Dulwich Literary Festival on Remembrance Sunday, 2016. She won the National Army Poetry Competition 2018: Writing Armistice, and recently ran poetry workshops for veterans at the Help for Heroes Rehabilitation Centres at Headley Court and Tedworth House.
Books by Isabel Palmer