Like Denise Riley’s ‘A Part Song’, this sequence teaches something profound about living with grief and trauma. I found it haunting, and will certainly return to it. – Heidi Beck, Sphinx (read full review here)
‘Funeral Flowers’ is Poem of the Week in The Yorkshire Times, 1st March
Jill Penny’s poems employ the language of dreams not to escape but to confront, with a finer precision, something horribly real. – Caroline Bird
Jill Penny is from a touring theatre and arts background She is a now time served member of the programming and hosting team at The Ted Hughes Arvon Centre, Lumb Bank in West Yorkshire. She lives just below the Pennine Way in the hills above Hebden Bridge, and is studying for an M.A. in Creative Writing at MMU. She is a lifelong reader and writer and has been published in The North, @thepoetrykit, various anthologies and The Guardian.