Pavilion Poetry seeks to publish the very best in contemporary poetry. Always international in its reach, Pavilion Poetry is poetry that takes a risk. Whether by new or established and award-winning writers, this is poetry sure to challenge and delight.*
Deryn Rees-Jones, University of Liverpool
Deryn Rees-Jones was born in Liverpool with family links to North Wales, where she later studied. ‘The Memory Tray’ (Seren, 1995) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Her other works are ‘Signs Round a Dead Body’ (Seren, 1998), ‘Quiver’ (Seren, 2004), and a groundbreaking critical study of women's poetry, ‘Consorting with Angels’ (Bloodaxe, 2005), which was published alongside her accompanying anthology ‘Modern Women Poets’ (Bloodaxe, 2005).
In 2004 she was named as one of Mslexia’s ‘top ten’ women poets of the decade, as well as chosen as one of the Poetry Book Society's Next Generation poets. In 2010 she received a Cholmondeley Award from the Society of Authors. 'Burying the Wren' was published in 2012, a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, and shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize. Her most recent work is 'And You, Helen' (Seren, 2014), a collaboration with the artist Charlotte Hodes. She is Professor of Poetry at the University of Liverpool.
*Currently not accepting unsolicited submissions.