Frances Leviston was born in Edinburgh in 1982 and later moved to Sheffield. She read English at St Hilda's College, Oxford, and has an MA in Writing from Sheffield Hallam University. A pamphlet of her work, Lighter, was published in 2004 by Mews Press, and became the PBS Bulletin's Pamphlet Choice for Spring 2005. Her poems have appeared in various magazines and anthologies including New Writing 14, Poetry Review, Poetry London, Ten Hallam Poets and the TLS. She received an Eric Gregory Award in 2006.
Picador are delighted to have two books, Frances Leviston’s Disinformation and Sunjeev Sahota’s The Year of the Runaways, on the shortlist for the 2016 International Dylan Thomas Prize.
by Frances LevistonIn the poky attic
bedroom a bit-broken
made of blonde toothpicks
and crêpe paper
printed with bamboo
stands proud of a shut
Poetry editor Sarah Blake picks out some Picador poems with a watery theme
Memento - 3 days ago
“In this cross-disciplinary event, Poet in the City and Aurora Orchestra uncover the story of a ground-breaking new technology that will enable us to remember more than ever before. Through the world premieres of electrically-charged new music and poetry, they explore the question: what happens when matter, music, and language are placed under pressure? Inspired [...]
New Poems on BBC Radio 3 - one month ago
I was commissioned earlier this year to work with the composer Martin Suckling to produce new poems (me) and new music (him) in response to research being conducted by the PETMEM project into piezoelectric memory technology for computing. No idea what that means? Listen to the programme, where Stuart Parkin explains it very brilliantly, Martin and I [...]
About the Mountain - one year ago
She knelt in the middle of the slope. A centimetre of snow, still falling, lay on top of the hard-pack like a handful of feathers on a rock. It had been pretty at first, but now the wind was picking up… I’ve written a new short story for BBC Radio 4, called “About [...]
Berlin Reading - one year ago
I’m delighted to be reading at Humboldt University in Berlin on Tuesday 14th June 2016. The event is co-organised by the Centre for British Studies and Literary Field Kaleidoscope, and is open to everyone. It begins at 5pm at the Centre for British Studies, Mohrenstrasse 60, 10117 Berlin. Visit this page for more information. [...]
Worthing/Wordthing - one year ago
Very happy to be reading with the brilliant Sasha Dugdale this Sunday 5th June in Worthing, Sussex, for a Wordthing event at the World of Words Festival. The reading takes place at the Ardington Hotel at 6pm. Tickets here.
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