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Welcome to the website of Julia Deakin, poet - sometimes flatteringly confused with Julia Deakin the actor.
Widely published, my poems have won many competitions
- including the 2006 Northern Exposure Prize, the 2007
Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition, the Torriano 2011,
The Lippfest 2011, the Yorkshire Open 2011, the Lightship
International 2012, and many others.
I love giving readings, have read on Poetry Please, for
community radio stations www.radiowildfire.com and
www.chapelfm.co.uk, and at numerous festivals.
If you are looking for poems, poetry performance,
workshop facilitation and poetic projects of all kinds, read on.
Buy Julia's full length collections Eleven Wonders (2012) and Without a Dog (2008). Buy Julia's Poetry Buisness Pamphlet Half-Mile- High Club.
Julia Deakin's Eleven Wonders is powerful, assured, elegant. Her formal skill and inventiveness make this a rich and eclectic collection. Those who, like me, have admired her individual poems in the past, will be struck by their cumulative strength and range, and this book deserves to win her many new readers.
- Michael Symmons Roberts
Gripping, compassionate, deeply thoughtful, Julia Deakin's poetry deserves reading and re-reading.
- Alison Brackenbury
Without a dog
Crafted, tender poems, written with passion and purpose. An impressive debut.
The half-mile-high club
Sharp and knowing, these poems dance before the reader in their exuberance and sudden dark.