As a continuation of our ‘Apart Together’ digital project, The Poetry Business has partnered with The Writing Squad to host three joint digital residencies between February and July 2023.
Each pair of poets will be producing digital content for The Poetry Business, including blog posts, audio recordings, writing prompts and more.
Our Digital Poets-in-Residence for February and March are Chloe Elliott and Emily Pritchard.
Chloe Elliott is a writer based in York. She is a winner of the 2022 New Poets Prize as well as the 2020 Creative Future Writers’ Award. Her writing features or is forthcoming with Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal, bath magg, Bedtime Stories for the End of the World, and Magma, amongst others. She sits on the Board for The Writing Squad, as well as Arts Council England’s Youth Advisory Board. Currently, she works for art and culture magazine Aesthetica. Her debut pamphlet, ‘encyclopaedia’ is forthcoming publication with Smith|Doorstop in June 2023.
Find out more about Chloe on The Writing Squad website
Em Pritchard is a poet and bookseller from Oxford. They have performed in the BBC Fringe Slam and the Roundhouse slam, are a member of The Writing Squad, were specially commended in the Wasafiri New Writing Prize, and have poems published in magazines including The Rialto, Magma and Oxford Poetry. They have a masters in Poetry and Poetics from the University of York, where they wrote about Elizabeth Bishop’s butch poetics and the queer trees of Frank O’Hara. They love graphic novels, personal essays and, right now, roller derby.
Find our more about Emily on The Writing Squad website
About The Writing Squad
The Writing Squad provides workshops, 1:1 support and investment for young writers.
Their free two year programme is for writers aged 16-21 who live, work or study in the North of England, after which they continue to provide support writers as they begin their careers.
They have supported 245 writers since 2001.
For more information – www.writingsquad.com