Selima Hill grew up in a family of painters in rural England and Wales, and now lives by the sea in Dorset. Her first volume of poetry, Saying Hello at the Station, appeared in 1984, and she has subsequently published twelve  collections, including Gloria, Selected Poems (Bloodaxe Books, 2008). Violet (1997) was shortlisted for all three of the UK’s major poetry prizes – the Forward Prize, the T.S.Eliot Prize, and the Whitbread Poetry Award. Bunny (2001) won the Whitbread Poetry Award, was a Poetry Book Society Choice, and was shortlisted for the T.S.Eliot Prize. Lou-Lou (2004) and The Hat (2008) were Poetry Book Society Recommendations. Selima Hill regularly collaborates with artists and has worked on multimedia projects with the Royal Ballet, Welsh National Opera, and BBC Bristol. She has taught creative writing in hospitals and prisons, and tutored for the Poetry School and the Arvon Foundation. In 1986 she received a Cholmondeley Award, and was a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Exeter in 2003-06

"...arguably the most distinctive truth-teller to emerge in British poetry...So original that it has sometimes scared off critical scrutineers, her work must now, surely, be acknowledged as being of central importance in British poetry - not only for the courage of its subject matter but also for the lucid compression of its poetics."  Fiona Sampson

 "One of the most surprising pamphlets I've read." Sarah Jackson, The New Writer 

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