Welcome to Pascale Petit’s website

Pascale_Petit_credit Kaido VainomaaWelcome to the website of UK poet Pascale Petit. Her sixth collection Fauverie was shortlisted for the 2014 T S Eliot Prize. Five poems from the book won the 2013 Manchester Poetry Prize. Her fifth collection What the Water Gave Me: Poems after Frida Kahlo was shortlisted for both the T S Eliot Prize and Wales Book of the Year, and was a Book of the Year in the Observer. Pascale has had three collections chosen as Books of the Year in the Times Literary Supplement, Independent and Observer. She was selected as a Next Generation Poet in 2004 and she teaches popular courses at Tate Modern and for The Poetry School.

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News and Events

Mslexia feature Poetry as Exorcism 2015 - Version 2Poetry as Exorcism a feature by Pascale Petit is in the spring 2015 issue of Mslexia

Pascale Petit and Cristina Navazo-Eguía Newton to judge 2015 Battered Moons poetry competition, closing date 30 June. Prizewinners announced at the Poetry Swindon Festival on Saturday 3 October, when Pascale will award prizes and give a reading

Fauverie was shortlisted for the 2014 TS Eliot Prize. Pascale Petit read for the TS Eliot Prize Readings at the Royal Festival Hall, London on 11 January 2015 – Here’s Pascale’s reading:

Gladstone's-libraryPascale Petit is awarded a residency at Gladstone’s Library. She will be Writer in Residence for one month in April 2015


Fauverie: an Evening with our Writer in Residence 7.30pm Thursday 7 April 2015

The Wild Life of Poems, a workshop Saturday 25 April, 2015

‘My Father’s Wardrobe’ a poem from Fauverie is The Saturday Poem in the Guardian, Saturday 18 October 2014

‘Caracal’ a poem from Fauverie is Carol Rumens’ Poem of the Week in the Guardian, Monday 29 September 2014

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Up and coming readings for Fauverie

dafna-kaplan-111609Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, Flintshire
Fauverie: an Evening with our Writer in Residence, 7.30pm Thursday 7 April 2015
Illustrated reading. To book call 01244 532350
Entry £12 includes copy of Fauverie
Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3DF

Scottish Poetry Library at the Saltire Society, Edinburgh 6.30pm Thursday 21 May 2015
Pascale Petit and Niall Campbell Poetry Reading
The Saltire Society, 9 Fountain Close, 22 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1TF
Entry £5 (£4 concs)

Bridlington Poetry Festival 7.00-7.45pm Friday 19 June 2015
Fauverie Illustrated Performance,
Swinton Room, Sewerby Hall, Bridlington, Yorkshire

Dromineer Literary Festival, Tipperary, Ireland, 8pm Friday 2 October 2015
Reading by George Szirtes and Pascale Petit
Arts Centre, Nenagh, Tipperary

Poetry Swindon Festival  Swindon, 7pm Saturday 3 October 2015
Reading by Pascale Petit and prizegiving of Battered Moons poetry competition

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