Liz Berry

United Kingdom


I'm inspired by the rich dialect, history and folklore of the Black Country area where I grew up. I love creating poems that tell stories and unearth magical and unsettling things.

Liz Berry

Liz Berry was born in the Black Country and now lives in Birmingham. She received an Eric Gregory Award in 2009, an Arvon-Jerwood Mentorship in 2011 and won the Poetry London competition in 2012. Her pamphlet The Patron Saint of Schoolgirls was published by Tall Lighthouse in 2010. Liz works as the assistant poetry editor at Ambit magazine. Her debut collection, Black Country (Chatto & Windus, 2014), was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2014.

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