Ellen is the winner of the Templar Portfolio Award 2016. Her new book of poems will be published by Templar Press and launched at Keats House, London, in May 2016.

Ellen’s poetry has also been published by Carcanet in the Oxford Poets’ series and in numerous magazines and periodicals including Poetry London, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Wales, Ambit, The Oxford Magazine and in online magazines such as Days of Roses.

She has won many poetry prizes in the UK in recent years including in the Troubadour International, Poetry London and South Bank Poetry competitions. Born of Irish parents, she reads her work regularly throughout the UK.

In 2015 she was selected as Poet in Residence at the city garden of Christchurch Greyfriars in the Open Garden Squares Weekend and is currently working on a collaboration, ‘Placing the Word’, with visual artist Dolores Lyne which premiered at the Ranelagh Arts Festival, Dublin, in September.

Here is an interview with Ellen Cranitch from The Poetry School London >>