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 am the current poet-in-residence at Petersfield Museum.
I have been published online and in print by The Poetry Review, Poetry News, fourteen poems, Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal, Under the Radar, bath magg, and The Interpreter’s House, amongst others.
I won the 2020 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.
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.
Get in Contact!
Want to talk poetry or just have a bit of a chat? Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me @ellora_sutton.