Pascale Petit is the poetry mentor for the Jerwood/Arvon Mentoring Programme 2017/18, and will mentor four poets for one year. Apply here if you have attended an Arvon in 2015/16 and don’t yet have a first collection.
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
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 Ploughshares edited by Neil Astley
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 of 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