Annie Freud grew up in London and graduated in English and European Literature at the University of Warwick. She has one daughter, May.
In need of some romantic verse but no idea where to start? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve collected our favourite poems about love for him, her, friends, parents and the reluctant romantic. We’ve even got poetry to help mend a broken heart.
From Annie Freud’s latest collection The Remains.
do not grow
like the ones
in the catalogue.
As well as writing some wonderfully moving and funny poems for her 2015 poetry collection, The Remains, Annie Freud has peppered it with beautiful illustrations. Here, she talks about the relationship between the pen and the paintbrush.
There's a 'graceful sufficiency' to this poem. At very first glance it seems to be concerned primarily with objects – plants, notebooks, stamps, a window sill – but on second looking, these objects might relate to a way of thinking, of being. The language of the poem seems...
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Robin Robertson and Annie Freud have been shortlisted for the T S. Eliot prize 2010 for The Wrecking Light and The Mirabelles respectively.
Annie Freud tells us about the inspiration behind a poem from her second collection, The Mirabelles.
A poet's inspiration can stem from anywhere and at any time. The poet Annie Freud offers insight into the inspiration she found in her mother's letters...
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