Pascale Petit

Pascale Petit’s latest collection is T.S. Eliot shortlisted Fauverie. A portfolio of poems from the book won the 2013 Manchester Poetry Prize. Her fifth collection, What the Water Gave Me: Poems after Frida Kahlo (Seren, 2010, UK edition; Black Lawrence Press, 2011, US edition) was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and was a book of the year in the Observer. She trained at the Royal College of Art and spent the first part of her life as a visual artist before deciding to concentrate on poetry. Since then she has published six collections, four of which, including The Huntress and The Zoo Father, were shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and were books of the year in the Times Literary Supplement, the Independent and the Observer. In 2004 the Poetry Book Society selected Petit as one of the Next Generation Poets. She is widely travelled, including in Mexico, the Venezuelan Amazon, China and Nepal. She tutors poetry-writing courses at Tate Modern and at The Poetry School which she co-founded. Website: http://www.pascalepetit.co.uk Blog: http://www.pascalepetit.blogspot.com"Pascale's poems are as fresh as paint, and make you look all over again at Frida and her brilliant and tragic life." Jackie Kay Books of the Year Observer“a hard-hitting, palette-knife evocation of the effect that bus crash had on Kahlo's life and work, exploring the way trauma hurts an artist into creation” – Ruth Padel The Guardian

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