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Rebecca Watts

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  • Rebecca Watts was born in Suffolk in 1983 and now lives in Cambridge, where she works in a library and as a freelance editor. In 2014 she was selected as one of the Poetry Trust’s Aldeburgh Eight. Her first collection is due out from Carcanet in 2016.

    Photo credit Alice Archer 2015
    Praise for Rebecca Watts 'With Watts we get this sense of the creative mind being strung out and pushed to its limits.'
    The Poetry School
    'What a joy to find a writer so capable of creating narrative within the poetic, humour within philosophy, wildness and drama within the quotidian. Watts has a rare, perceptive eye, searching intelligence and gorgeous levity. This is a striding and far from standard debut.'
    Sarah Hall
    'Rebecca Watts'€™s poems adopt strange and illuminating vantage points - the bird'€™s-eye view of a hawk, or a Victorian lady surveying a street from a penny-farthing - to do poetry'€™s work of telling the truth, but telling it slant. Watts is particularly attuned to those points where human and non-human creatures meet and interact, and writes with intelligence and incision.'
    Emma Jones
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