julia penny 2I grew up in Gloucestershire and now live in London, where I work for the Poetry Society and as an independent literature producer and promoter at Jaybird Live Literature. My professional specialities are producing touring live lit shows and devising bookish projects with public involvement – see www.jaybird.org.uk for details of previous activities, and if you’d like to talk about working on a project with me, do get in touch.

Hannah and the Monk is my first poetry collection, published by Salt in 2008, and Twenty-Four Seven Blossom, my second, was published in 2013. You can download recordings of individual poems direct from the Poetry Archive websiteNow You Can Look, an illustrated poetry pamphlet, was published by The Emma Press in 2017.

Follow me on Twitter @juliamarybird (although that tends to be more shouting at Question Time than deep poetry thoughts), and click about here for details of readings, projects, articles, reviews and other poetry-related news.

Photo (c) Kevin Rutterford



2 thoughts on “About

  1. Miranda Alexander January 19, 2018 / 7:48 pm

    Dear Julia, I would like to talk to you about this year’s Bridport literary festival (November). Can you email me and we could discuss? I really like the look of A Joy Forever, and your exciting poetry projects.

    • juliabird January 20, 2018 / 9:20 am

      Of course! What’s the best email for you?

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