New collection CRYSTAL

publication 2.4.24

Utterly mesmerising. This is what poetry at its best and truest can do Stephen Fry
Tender and profound...honest and brave Hisham Matar
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New collection CRYSTAL

publication 25.4.24

Utterly mesmerising. This is what poetry at its best and truest can do Stephen Fry
Tender and profound...honest and brave Hisham Matar
Read more »

Welcome

Ellen is a poet and lecturer. Her first collection, The Immortalist, was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Award for Best First Collection. Her new collection, Crystal, was published by Bloodaxe in April 2024.

OBSERVER POETRY BOOK OF THE MONTH

Dignified, moving and sure…what has been a curse in life turns out to be a gift on the page { in } Ellen Cranitch’s courageous second collection…What impresses most is her steady rigour in not compromising, not ranting or taking flight…There is, throughout, a – crystal – clarity.

Kate Kellaway, The Observer, April 2024

Ellen has taught Creative Writing and literature at the University of St Andrews, City University and University College London. Recent teaching posts include Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Hull where she ran the poetry modules. She currently teaches Masterclass and Advanced Poetry at the City Lit Institute, London.

Ellen Cranitch is represented by Peter Straus at Rogers, Coleridge and White