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Julia Copus

resurrecting Charlotte Mew

Julia Copus is a poet, biographer and children's writer. Her published collections include The Shuttered Eye (Bloodaxe, 1995), which won her an Eric Gregory Award and was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, In Defence of Adultery (Bloodaxe, 2003), The World's Two Smallest Humans (Faber, 2012), shortlisted for both the Costa Book Awards and the T.S. Eliot Prize, and Girlhood (Faber 2019), winner of the inaugural Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry. She created the specular poetic form where the second half of the poem mirrors the first. She will be resurrecting Charlotte Mew (1869 - 1928), whose most famous poem nowadays is 'The Farmer's Bride', and who influenced Virigina Woolf, Thomas Hardy and Siegfried Sassoon amongst others.

Check her brand-new biography of Mew here!