Ellora Sutton

“My heart went last, / an agate of sap and fury.”

– ‘Daphne’


I’m Ellora Sutton, a poet living in the wilds of North East Hampshire. I’ve been writing ever since I could hold a pen – although I like to think I’ve improved a bit since then!

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

I achieved a First Class honours degree in Journalism and Creative Writing from the University for the Creative Arts in 2018, and I am currently studying an MA in Creative Writing with the Open University.

My work has been published online and in print, both near and far. I’ve appeared in magazines such as The Poetry Review, Poetry News, fourteen poems, Ink Sweat & Tears, and Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal.

I have won: the 2020 Mslexia Poetry Competition; the inaugural Artlyst Art to Poetry Award with the Poetry Society; the Pre-Raphaelite Society’s 2019 and 2020 Poetry Prize; the 2019 Hampshire Prize (part of Winchester Poetry Prize); and the Young Poets Network Carol Ann Duffy Challenge. I was commended in the 2018 Winchester Poetry Prize, longlisted for the 2020 National Poetry Competition, and shortlisted for the 2020 Bridport Prize. You can read some of my published work here, or you can hear me read my work here.

I write a lot about grief, mythology, mental health, nature, and art – sometimes all at once. When I’m not writing I’m reading, baking, shopping, or obsessing over fancy fountain pens.

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.