Meet The Poet: Jenny Mitchell


Jenny Mitchell is winner of the Aryamati Prize, the Segora Prize, a Bread and Roses Poetry Award, the Fosseway Prize, joint winner of the Geoff Stevens Memorial Prize 2019; and winner of the Folklore Prize 2020. Her poems have been published widely, and a debut collection,Her Lost Language(Indigo Dreams Publishing) is one of 44 Poetry Books for 2019 (Poetry Wales), and a Jhalak Prize #bookwelove.

A forthcoming collection,Map of a Plantation(IDP), will be published in 2021.

Twitter: @jennymitchellgo

What does your memory smell like?

Burnt toast. It’s the memory of coming home from school and fending for myself. It’s also a real reminder of my student days, going to clubs; then four hours sleep, before meeting friends in the common room for scones. University for me, as with life in general, was designed around food!

What do you want your future to taste like?

I want…

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