Julia Deakin: writer, tutor, poet

“A poet and editor based in the West Yorkshire Pennines, I love the company of words, and of people around words. Contact me for readings, literary projects and workshops, online or in person.”


Read and hear a selection of poems from Julia’s published collections.


Julia’s editorial skills are highly regarded by poets looking for a sharp eye and a light touch. Find out more


The voice is clear, whatever the topic. Catch up on Julia’s prose credentials

Crafted, tender poems, written with passion and purpose.

Simon Armitage

Sharp and knowing, these poems dance before the reader in their exuberance.

Anne Stevenson

witty, sometimes experimental, always musical, sharp-eyed…

Gillian Clarke
About Me

Born in Nuneaton in 1956, Julia has been widely published; each of her collections is praised by top UK poets.

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