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Paula Jennings

Paula’s poetry has appeared in literary magazines — including Chapman, The SHop and Stand  and in anthologies and national newspapers. It has been translated into Polish, broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland, and carved in stone by Gillian Forbes (Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, 2004).

Some notable readings include Lancaster Litfest 2009, StAnza 2005, and Poetry Association of Scotland 2004.

Her work has been supported by Scottish Arts Council Writers Bursaries and by Hawthornden Writing Fellowships.

Paula has taught courses in poetry writing for Edinburgh University Open Studies, The Open College of the Arts, and in a number of community projects. She currently works with poet-students in groups and individually.

Paula also uses poetry in creative communication with people who have dementia, sometimes making collaborative poems.

She lives in The East Neuk of Fife.

Recent anthologies

Skein of Geese: Poems from The Hundred Poets Gathering, StAnza 2007

StAnza/The Shed Press, 2008

New Writing Scotland, Issue 26, Eds. Liz Niven and Brian Whittingham

Association for Scottish Literary Studies 2008

Poetry collections

From the Body of the Green Girl, HappenStance Press, 2008

Singing Lucifer, Onlywomen Press, 2002/2007

Comment on Paula’s work:

  ‘…her imagery is astonishing and arresting, and she has a fine musical ear’.

Anna Crowe

‘…rich, strange poems of surreal imagination……’

Helena Nelson

‘Impressive and memorable….Jennings writes with a fine turn of mind and a finer turn of phrase’

Michael Lister, Textualities


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poetry favourites:
 Scottish Poetry Library
Oystercatcher Press

and in the shop ...
collections -
"From the Body of the Green Girl",

"Singing Lucifer",
Onlywomen Press


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