South West Writers

About the Author

Alyson likes to work with words on and off the page. She has a poem carved into a pavement in Bath, words etched into a library window, and she runs a project that involves taking stones with poetry carved into them all over the world.

Alyson has an M.A. in Creative Writing and a PhD in practice-based poetry.  She loves to collaborate with visual artists, musicians, scientists, dancers and enjoys bringing poetry to life wherever and whenever she can.

Alyson is experienced in offering one to one poetry surgeries, workshops and is also very happy to give talks.

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Recent Publications

Toots , Mariscat Press , 2017
Walking Limping Stumbling Falling (with Phil Smith) , Triarchy Press , 2017
Suddenly Everything , Poetry Salzburg , 2013
Six Days in Iceland , Dropstone Press , 2011
Migrating Stones, Audio Diary , BBC Radio 4 , 2009

Awards and Residencies

Hawthornden Fellowship , 2013
oyal Literary Fund Fellow, Exeter, Plymouth
Leverhulme Artist-in-residence , 2010-11 , Geography Department Exeter University, Cornwall campus
Poet-in-Residence , 2008 , Caravanserai Project, Cornwall
Arts Council Awards , 2002, 2004, 2009

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