If All This Never Happened


If All This Never Happened by Vicky Morris
Fool for Poetry Prize winner
Shortlisted for Best Poetry Pamphlet in the Saboteur Awards 2021

Southword Editions, 2021, 35 pages
ISBN: 978-1-905002-85-6

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Vicky Morris is a British/Welsh poet based in Sheffield. Her poetry has appeared in The Rialto, Magma, Poetry Wales and The North. In 2020, she won the Aurora Prize for Poetry, and was one of ten shortlisted in the Magma Pamphlet Competition. She is the founder of Hive Young Writers, and in 2019 received a Sarah Nulty Award for her work with emerging young writers. She is a recent Arvon/Jerwood mentee, and a contributing editor at Poetry Wales.

“This is poetry working with great compassion and skill to light up whatever the world throws at it. Vicky Morris’s work is a heartening and humbling illumination of Hemingway’s phrase ‘grace under pressure.’ Here, the pressure is great, but the grace is greater.” – Ian McMillan

Review in Sphinx