Fiona Perry’s first collection Alchemy (Turas Press) has been shortlisted for the Poetry Book Awards 2021.
The Poetry Book Awards is an annual, international book award which unlike many competitions is also open to self published authors as well as to books published by small, independent presses.
One of ten collections chosen by the judge, poet and author Mike Jenkins, the shortlist includes Swerve by Ellery Akers and Thunder Alley by Mark Ward, with winners being announced by 1st October.
Alchemy is Fiona Perry’s debut collection (listen and watch her read a poem from it here), published by small but mighty publisher Turas Press, who describe the collection as “an intriguing and compelling début collection of contemporary poetry from a poet who is already strikingly in command of her craft. Mingling daily life with the numinous, these poems reflect on love and loss, on the milestones of lived experience.”
Fiona Perry was born and grew up in the north of Ireland, but has lived in England, Australia and New Zealand.
Her short fiction has won first prize in the Bath Flash Fiction Award 2020 and her poetry has been published internationally in publications such as Lighthouse, Skylight47, Spontaneity, and Other Terrain.