Agent: Isobel Dixon
Biography: Hannah Lowe was born in Ilford to an English mother and Jamaican-Chinese father. She studied American Literature at the University of Sussex, has a Masters degree in Refugee Studies and is now completing a PhD in Creative Writing at Newcastle University. Her work has won several awards and been published in various literary magazines, and she has performed at literary festivals around the country .
She was Chosen for the Poetry Book Society’s Next Generation poets list 2014. Her work was included in the anthologies Lung Jazz: The Oxfam Anthology of Poetry 2012 (Cinnamon Press 2012) and Out of Bounds: British Black and Asian Poets (Bloodaxe, 2012). The Rialto published her pamphlet THE HITCHER (2012) and her first full poetry collection, CHICK, centred around poems about her father, is published by Bloodaxe (2013) and has been awarded with the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize 2015. She was been awarded an Arts Council Grant for her memoir, LONG TIME NO SEE, which was published in 2014. She has since published another collection of poems called CHAN.
"Here is a poet with a commanding style; her voice is entirely her own, both rich and laconic. These are poems springing from the page with vitality, rue and insight. Her elegies are restrained and devastating. An extraordinary debut" - Penelope Shuttle, poet