Living Published Women Poets in the UK
Joanna Ezekiel
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Joanna Ezekiel was born in Essex, and grew up in Kent and Essex. She has an MA in Creative Writing and Personal Development from Sussex University.  Currently Joanna works as a creative writing tutor for the Open University and the Open College of the Arts.She lived in London for many years, and now lives in York.


A Braid of Words, Poetry Monthly Press, 2003

Safe Passage, White Leaf Press, 2007

Centuries of Skin, Ragged Raven Press, 2010

The Start of Rain (forthcoming e-chapbook) Goggle Publishing, 2012

Joanna has been commended in the following competitions: The Bridport Prize 2009, Leaf Poets 2008, Ragged Raven 2005, Writer’s Inc 2005, Norwich Writers 2005. Her poem ‘She dreams of going to the cinema on her own’ was chosen as the Second Light Poem of the Month  in 2008.

Anthologies Joanna’s poetry appear in include: The Math-magician (Leaf Books, 2012) Soul Feathers (Indigo Dreams, 2010) Visible Breath (Indigo Dreams, 2010) Bright Pebbles (The Shetland Times, 2010) The World is Made of Glass (Ragged Raven, 2010) Seeking Refuge (Cinnamon, 2010) New Poets from Britain and America (White Leaf, 2009) Dancing with Delsie (Leaf Books, 2009) A Twist of Malice (Grey Hen, 2008)  Writing on Water (Ragged Raven, 2005) Reactions 3 (Pen&Inc, 2002)

In 2010, three of Joanna’s poems were set to music by composer Pat Livingstone, and published on ‘We are OCA’ the Open College of the Arts blog.

Work in other genres: Joanna’s young adult novel ‘The Inside-Out House’ was placed in the top ten shortlist of the Cinnamon Press Novel Awards in 2010.  Her life writing piece ‘Waiting’ was published in ‘Sarasvati’ magazine in 2011.

Quotes from reviews of Centuries of Skin:

‘ ..she is a skilled minituarist – a Jane Austen cataloguing the telling details of women’s lives, of city life…’ (South)

‘These are tales from the border told by an outsider, intent on recording.’ (Artemis)

Joanna Ezekiel’s blog

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