Berry, Emily

Emily Berry

Elected: 2018

Year of birth: 1981

Emily Berry is a poet, writer and editor living in London. She won an Eric Gregory Award in 2008 and is the author of two books of poetry. Her first collection was Dear Boy, published in 2013, which won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Hawthornden Prize. Her second collection is Stranger, Baby (2017). She is editor of The Poetry Review.

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