Penny Boxall

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Available to come to book groups? Yes
Available to give talks? Yes
Available for school visits? Yes
About Me
Penny Boxall holds an MA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the University of East Anglia. She won the 2016 Edwin Morgan Poetry Award with her debut collection, Ship of the Line. She has held residencies at Gladstone’s Library (Wales), Hawthornden Castle (Scotland) and Chateau de Lavigny (Switzerland). Her poetry has appeared in The Sunday Times, Rialto, The North and Mslexia. Her second collection, Who Goes There?, is out in September 2018 from Valley Press, alongside a reissue of Ship of the Line. She is currently working on a third collection and her first novel for children.

My Books

Ship of the Line
Valley Press, 2018. Paperback
Genre: Poetry
Set in York? No
Description: New edition of the award-winning debut collection. Winner of the 2016 Edwin Morgan Poetry Award, a £20,000 biennial prize for the best collection by a Scottish poet under 30.

Reviews:‘Penny Boxall runs a tight ship. Her poems are beautifully crafted. Reading her is to go on an interesting journey of exploration – stopping at fascinating places along the way. She has a curator’s mind and is always putting one thing beside another in an unexpected way.’  Jackie Kay
Awards: Winner of the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award 2016
Find out more and buy from: Valley Press

Who Goes There?
Valley Press, 2018. Paperback
Genre: Poetry
Set in York? No
Description: Halt! Who Goes There? Penny Boxall’s second collection throws light on the mysterious strangers we glimpse, and turns that same light on ourselves. From shadows lost to history to forgotten possessions and our own past identities, these poems consider questions of selfhood and the ways in which we can be peripheral in our own lives.
‘Beautifully crafted’ Jackie Kay
‘Rich and substantial’ Andrew Forster
‘Generous and engaging’ Michael Laskey
Awards: Shortlisted for the Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition 2017
Find out more and buy from: Valley Press