Ellora Sutton


I’m Ellora Sutton, my pronouns are she/her, and I am a queer poet living in the wilds of North East Hampshire. I am the Creative Engagement Officer at Jane Austen’s House.

I have been published online and in print by The Poetry Review, Poetry News, fourteen poems, Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal, and The Interpreter’s House, amongst others. I have reviewed poetry for Mslexia, and I have been Young Poet in Residence at Jane Austen’s House.

I have won the Mslexia Poetry Competition, the Artlyst Art to Poetry Award, the 2019 and 2020 Pre-Raphaelite Society Poetry Competition, and several Young Poets Network challenges. I have been highly commended in the Keats-Shelley Prize, commended in the Winchester Poetry Prize, longlisted for the National Poetry Competition, and shortlisted for the Bridport Prize.

I have a degree in Journalism and Creative Writing from the University for the Creative Arts, and I have just completed an MA in Creative Writing (focused on poetry) with the Open University. I am currently studying advanced poetry online with the Faber Academy (on a scholarship), and with The Creative Writing Programme.

My main themes include queerness, mental health, art, nature and history. Other than poetry, my main interests and hobbies include Jane Austen, going for walks around the local pond, visiting museums and galleries, and drinking coffee. Proud mother to a thriving monstera.

You can read a selection of my published work here.

My debut chapbook, All the Shades of Grief, is out now from Nightingale & Sparrow.

Get in Contact!

Want to talk poetry or just have a bit of a chat? Shoot me an email at ellorawrites@gmail.com or tweet me @ellora_sutton.