As part of our new ‘Apart Together’ digital project for 2021, The Poetry Business has partnered up with The Writing Squad to host a digital residency with a Squad poet each month. Each poet will be producing and posting digital content for The Poetry Business, such as blog posts, audio recordings, writing prompts and more.
Charlotte Wetton is our Digital Poet-In-Residence for July.
Charlotte Wetton is based in West Yorkshire. Her first pamphlet I Refuse to Turn into a Hat-Stand won the Michael Marks Awards 2017. Her poems have been published in Poetry Wales, Staple, Stand, and won a New Writing North award in 2019. She has performed at Aldeburgh and Ledbury festivals, came second in the StAnza Slam, and has a spoken word album, Body Politic. Her poetry reviews are published in Modern Poetry in Translation and The Manchester Review. She completed her MA in Creative Writing with Distinction at the University of Manchester. She’s now an AHRC funded PhD candidate in Creative Writing, working on movement, space and people’s working lives, as well as working-class women poets of the eighteenth-century.