Brackenbury, Alison

Alison Brackenbury was born in Lincolnshire in 1953. She is descended from four generations of prize-winning shepherds. Her own poems have won an Eric Gregory Award and a Cholmondeley Award. Singing in the Dark, her Radio 3 feature about the stubborn survival of traditional song, was a Radio Times Choice: ‘evocative, amusing and utterly compelling’. Her ninth collection, Skies, (Carcanet, 2016), was featured in Radio 4’s Front RowThe Guardian and The Independent, and was chosen as The Observer’s Poetry Book of the Month. Gillian Clarke, the National Poet of Wales, wrote: ‘Alison Brackenbury loves, lives, hymns and rhymes the natural world and its people like no other poet’. New poems can be read at her website:

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