Ellora Sutton

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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, and the poetry reviewer for Mslexia. I have been the Poet-in-Residence at both Jane Austen’s House and Petersfield Museum.

I have been published online and in print by The Poetry Review, Popshot, Poetry News, fourteen poems, Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal, Under the Radar, bath magg, and The Interpreter’s House, amongst others.

I have won the Mslexia Poetry Competition, the Artlyst Art to Poetry Award, the 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 an MA in Creative Writing (focused on poetry) with the Open University.

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, gratuitous baking, and iced coffee.

You can read a selection of my published work here.

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

Ellora - a pale, blonde 25-year-old with big white-rimmed round glasses - is sat in an armchair in a bookshop, sipping an iced coffee.

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.