Suzanne Batty's debut pamphlet with smith|doorstop books, Shrink (1997), was followed by two book-length collections with Bloodaxe, The Barking Thing (2007) and States of Happiness (2018). She won the Poetry Society’s Anne Born Prize in its inaugural year, 2015, and a Northern Writers' Award for Poetry in 2022.
She studied for an MA in Creative Writing at Shefﬁeld Hallam University and subsequently became a lecturer there. She has collaborated with musicians, visual artists, photographers and printmakers, and uses creative writing to support people experiencing and recovering from mental distress. She also writes short ﬁction and for the theatre. She lives in Manchester where she was a founder member of urban poetry project the A6 Poets.
Author photo: Jane Speller
Books by Suzanne Batty