Amy Acre

Amy Acre is a poet, performer and freelance writer from London, and the editor of Bad Betty Press. Her poem, ‘every girl knows’ won the 2019 Verve Poetry Prize.

Her pamphlets And They Are Covered in Gold Light (Bad Betty, 2019) and Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Roads (flipped eye, 2015) were each chosen as a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice. Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Roads was one of The Poetry School’s Books of 2015.

Amy co-edited anthologies Alter Egos, The Dizziness of Freedom (Bad Betty) and the Anti-Hate Anthology (Spoken Word London). Her work has appeared in The Poetry ReviewPoetry London, MagmaThe Scores, 3:AM Magazine, POEM International: Women on Brexit and others.

She’s performed at Latitude, Southbank, the Houses of Parliament and on BBC Radio. She’s lectured and led workshops on writing and publishing for The Poetry Society, Jersey Lit Fest, Middlesex University and Brunel, and offers freelance poetry editing.

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