Welcome to Pascale Petit’s website

Welcome to the website of UK poet Pascale Petit.Pascale Petit portrait
Her seventh collection Mama Amazonica, published by Bloodaxe in September 2017, is a Poetry Book Society Choice and was awarded an Arts Council England grant for the arts while in progress. Her sixth book, Fauverie  (Seren, 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 collection, What the Water Gave Me: Poems after Frida Kahlo (Seren, 2010), 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

Launch readings for Mama Amazonica

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 register click HERE

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

North Cornwall Book Festival 1pm Saturday 7 October 2017
Reading by Alyson Hallett and Pascale Petit
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
Reading by Michael Symmons Roberts and Pascale Petit 4pm 11 October

St Mungo’s Mirrorball, Glasgow 7pm Thursday 16 November 2017

Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts 7.15pm Thursday 30 November 2017
James Sheard and Pascale Petit reading

Verve Poetry Festival Birmingham 16-18 February 2018
Pascale Petit will read and lead a weekend workshop

Teignmouth Poetry Festival 17-18 March 2018
Pascale Petit reading & competition prizegiving 6.30 – 8pm Saturday 17 March
workshop 10-1pm Sunday 18 March

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News and Events



Mama Amazonica is the Poetry Book Society Choice for Autumn 2017

Pascale Petit is a judge for the 2017 National Poetry Competition with Andrew McMillan and Hannah Lowe

Pascale Petit is on the judging panel for the 2017 Manchester Poetry Prize
for Manchester Metropolitan University, with Adam O’Riordan (chair) and Mona Arshi
who will award £10,000 to the winner for a small portfolio of poems, enter HERE

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

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 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 T.S. Eliot Prize. Pascale Petit read for the T.S. 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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