Living Published Women Poets in the UK
Marianne Burton
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Marianne Burton grew up in Ewell, Surrey, the daughter of a dentist. She lives in the Welland Valley, Leicestershire, and in London. She studied law at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, and worked as a corporate banker in the City. She took a literature degree with the Open University, a creative writing MA at Royal Holloway, University of London, and is currently a PhD candidate at Royal Holloway researching sexual euphemism in the nineteenth century novel.


Smiths Knoll mentorship

Mslexia (first prize)

TLS (second prize)

Edwin Morgan (third prize)

Cardiff International (runner-up)

Bridport Prize (runner-up)



The Devil’s Cut (Smiths Knoll) (PBS Choice).

First full collection is forthcoming from Seren, 2012.

Andrew Motion: ‘Marianne Burton’s poems combine grace with intelligence, toughness with delicacy, and thoughtfulness with sensuality. This means her work is full of surprising challenges and reconciliations – all of which bring rich rewards to the reader.’


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