Welcome to Pascale Petit’s website

Welcome to the website of UK poet Pascale Petit. Pascale Petit portrait
Her seventh collection Mama Amazonica will be published by Bloodaxe in September 2017. Her sixth, Fauverie  (2014), was her fourth to be shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize and five poems from the book won the 2013 Manchester Poetry Prize. Her fifth book 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. In 2015 she received a Cholmondeley Award.

                                                                                                                                                    Photo credit Kitty Sullivan
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Mama Amazonica launch readings

Poem magazine Women on Brexit launch    Pascale Petit reading
Palace of Westminster, House of Commons
Committee Room 11 (Cromwell Green entrance)
London SW1A 0AA Tues 20 June 2017
To registrar click HERE

Kings Lynn Poetry Festival 22-24 September 2017 Mama Amazonica launch reading

North Cornwall Book Festival 4pm Saturday 7 October 2017
Pascale will read from Mama Amazonica in St Endellion Church
Sunday 8 October 10am-1pm workshop in the Stone Barn, St Endellion

The Times & Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival 11 October 2017
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Durham Book Festival 7-15 October 2017
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Teignmouth Poetry Festival March 2018
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Pascale Petit is the poetry mentor for the Jerwood/Arvon Mentoring Programme 2017/18, and will mentor four poets for one year, they are: Romalyn Ante, Yvonne Reddick, Alice Hiller and Seraphima Kennedy. More information HERE

Pascale Petit is inaugural Writer in Residence for the West Lakes Residency in Cumbria from August 22nd to October 25th 2016
Inspired by the richness of Cumbria’s literature traditions, Elements is hosting a 2-month writer in residence project in partnership with Age UK West Cumbria, and in association with Florence Arts Centre, the Rosehill Theatre and the Wordsworth Trust.

Arts Council England has awarded Pascale Petit a Grant from the Arts to finish her seventh collection Mama Amazonica, due from Bloodaxe in September 2017. The grant is to buy writing time and for a research trip in the Peruvian Amazon

Pascale Petit is Chair of the judging panel for the 2015 T S Eliot Prize
alongside poets Kei Miller and Ahren Warner

The Society of Authors awarded Pascale Petit a 2015 Cholmondeley Award, on 25 June 2015

Bloodaxe Books will publish Pascale Petit’s seventh poetry collection Mama Amazonica in September 2017.

Pascale Petit won Second Prize in the Open Category of the 2015 Hippocrates Prize for her poem ‘In the Giraffe House’ from her collection in progress Mama Amazonica.

Pascale Petit is mentoring Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné, May 2015 – May 2016 Danielle, who lives in Trinidad and Tobago, won the 2015 Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize which includes one year’s mentoring.

Pascale Petit has a feature Omphalos in the Spring 2015 The Poetry Review 1051-Poetry-Review_Cover-RGB-300
An occasional series in which poets write about a place central to their imaginative world

 

Pascale Petit has three new poems in the Spring 2015 Transatlantic issue of Ploughshares3d-cover-411 edited by Neil Astley
https://www.pshares.org/issues/spring-2015
The poems are ‘Mama Amazonica’, ‘Jaguar Girl’ and ‘My Wolverine’,
from her seventh collection in progress. You can see her read ‘My Wolverine’ on video here in a film made by Pamela Robertson-Pearce and Neil Astley, featuring seven poets from the issue

Poetry as Exorcism a feature by Pascale Petit is in the spring 2015 issue Mslexia feature Poetry as Exorcism 2015 - Version 2of Mslexia https://mslexia.co.uk/current-issue/

 

 

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:

‘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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