Elizabeth Parker - Poet

I’m gonna use this blog to talk about the things I love including the talented people that I know and love and Lizzie is my first friend I’m going to recommend that you check out. She is one talented lady.

Elizabeth Parker grew up in The Forest of Dean and now lives and creates her beautiful poetry in Bristol with her photographer partner Chris and their young son Jack.

She was shortlisted for The Bridport Prize and Eyewear Publishing’s Melita Hume Prize, which resulted in Eyewear publishing her debut pamphlet ‘Antinopolis’. She is a member of the poetry group The Spoke, who put on great poetry events in the city - worth a visit.
She has been Highly Commended in the Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition and was a prizewinner in the 2016 Troubadour Poetry Competition. Her work has featured in many publication and her first poetry collection ‘In Her Shambles’ was published by Seren in April 2018.

Her book can be purchased here.

Cover art by  Maria Rivens

Cover art by Maria Rivens

Lizzie’s poetry is beautifully written and definitely worth a read. I think people feel intimidated to pick up poetry, for me Lizzie has made me want to read more and potentially write some of my own, especially to compliment my own artistic practice.

We are hoping to collaborate together on some projects this year, so watch this space.