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Amy Acre

Amy is a poet and freelance writer from London, and the editor of Bad Betty Press. 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. Her poem ‘every girl knows’ won the 2019 Verve Poetry Competition. She featured on The Last Dinosaur’s 2020 track, ‘In The Belly of a Whale’, streamed over 600,000 times on Spotify. In 2021, she wrote and recorded Radio 4’s The Ballad of the Bet—a BBC Pick of the Week. Her work has appeared in The Poetry Review, Poetry London, The White Review, Poetry Wales, Ambit, PN Review, The Rialto, bath magg, DIVA and elsewhere. Her debut collection will be published by Bloomsbury in 2023.