This week’s Featured Poet is Suzannah Evans

I am really pleased to announce this this week’s Featured Poet is Leeds’ own Suzannah Evans, whose work I absolutely love. Her poems have recently featured in Pomegranate VII and The Cadaverine, and she has two blogs, an old one here and a newer one here, where you can read some of her poetry and other musings. Here’s her bio and the first of three poems. Enjoy!

Suzannah Evans is a writer who lives and works in Leeds. She is inspired by cities, birds, trees, dreams, sleep, graffiti, friends, strangers and gin. She has a Masters in Twentieth-Century Literature and loves to read especially the work of Raymond Carver, Angela Carter, Donna Tartt, Allen Ginsberg, Ted Hughes and Kurt Vonnegut. She works as a debt counsellor so is rather busy at the moment. She is currently working towards a first collection of poems.


I wonder if it’s for me, my benefit,

whether there are short splinters of hair
which dropped, and escaped
beneath the collar of that ice-blue shirt,

that will buzz on my lips
when I press them hard
into the hot soft skin
of your neck.

(Photo by Striatic)

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4 Responses to “This week’s Featured Poet is Suzannah Evans”

  1. Regina Says:

    Oh, I loved this poem!
    I will definitely check out Suzannah!
    Well done!

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