poetry clips: Frances Leviston 

Every Monday the John Hewitt Society releases two new poetry clips. Click here for more. 

Frances Leviston (Scotland/England) read for the 2014 John Hewitt International Summer School in Armagh, alongside W. N. Herbert. 

Frances was born in Edinburgh, grew up in Sheffield, and read English at St Hilda’s College, Oxford. In 2006 she received an Eric Gregory Award and her critically acclaimed first collection, Public Dreams (Picador, 2007) was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize, the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, and the Jerwood-Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. Her second collection, Disinformation (Picador, 2015), further cemented her reputation as a leading writer of her generation. Frances has had equal success as a prose writer and her latest publication, The Voice in My Ear (Jonathan Cape, 2020), is a collection of her short stories. It includes “Broderie Anglaise”, which was shortlisted for the 2015 BBC National Short Story Award. Frances lives in Northumberland and teaches Creative Writing at the University of Manchester.

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Every Monday the John Hewitt Society releases two new poetry clips. Click here for more. 

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The John Hewitt Society provides opportunities for individuals across Northern Ireland to explore issues of difference and identity through literature and creative writing. 

 Inspired by the ideals and ideas of the poet and political writer John Hewitt, The Society was established in 1987 to promote Hewitt’s ethos of utilising literature and the arts as a medium for tackling prejudice, exclusive concepts of identity, and sectarian hostility.

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