The Immortalist. Shortlisted, Seamus Heaney Best First Collection Award, 2018

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Ellen is a poet, journalist and teacher. Her prize-winning poetry is published by Templar and Carcanet Press¬†and in many periodicals and magazines. She has taught at the University of St Andrews, City University and University College London. She lives in London where she’s a regular reviewer and interviewer for Poetry London and POEM International Magazines. Previously Associate Lecturer at Bath Spa University, she now works as Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Hull.

Ellen’s first collection of poetry, The Immortalist, was launched at Keats’ House on 28th February 2017.

“An important and haunting book” ¬†– Bernard O’Donoghue.

“Poetry of wild imagination, charm and exuberance…full of arresting detail and panache…I was entranced…I have read entire books that burn with less passion than a few lines by Ellen Cranitch” – review, Poetry London, Autumn 2017.


The Poetry Review - review of Michael Symmons Roberts and Sinead Morrissey

January 2018

Reading - Vahni Capildeo, Ellen Cranitch and Martin Dyar at Inish Festival 2017