Alice Willitts
poet



Alice is a writer, editor and plantswoman from Cambridge. She is the author of With Love, forthcoming from Live Canon and Dear, (Magma, 2019). She graduated with Distinction from the Creative Writing Poetry MA at UEA in 2018. She was shortlisted for the Ivan Juritz Prize 2018 for the p0_EM experiment in fractal poetics. She runs the #57 Poetry Collective in Cambridge and is collecting rebel stories in the climate emergency for Channel Mag.

Currently co-editing Magma 78: Collaborations issue for release in Nov 2020.

In gardening, she makes playful gardens for people who love plants and transforms public spaces into wild and wonderful playgrounds. She is a co-founder of On The Verge Cambridge dedicated to increasing plants for pollinators in the city.

Poetry

With Love, published by Live Canon, due 2020.

With Love, is both deeply affecting and engagingly mischievous. Some poems come scaffolded with notes more lyrical than the poems, others are one breath, others one word-per-line, and every single title begins with the word love. Many poets play these games, but Alice Willitts’ purposes are serious and exacting, her effects memorable and moving. - Glyn Maxwell

Dear, published by Magma, 2019.

Winning pamphlet in the Magma Pamphlet Competition 2018.

The poems in Dear, can neither be classified as grief poems nor eulogy, yet they manage the intensity and ecstasy of both. These are poems of embodiment, evoking the presence of something which is disintegrating or already gone; they do not seek to mend what is broken but rather to see it absolutely in its beautiful broken state. - Cheryl Moskowitz

Think Thing: an ecopoetry practice, forthcoming with Elephant Press, 2020

Places of Poetry, Mapping The Nation In Verse, ed. Andrew McRae, Paul Farley, Oneworld Publications, 2020

I'll Show You Mine, A Journal Of Sex Writing, Dec 2019. Shortlisted poem published in the journal. Judge, Andrew McMillan.

cwpoetics experimental poetics collaboration, p0_EM, 2017/18


SELECTION OF PUBLISHED POEMS

EcoTheo Review, Summer Issue 2020

Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal 4, Spring 2020

Finished Creatures 3, Spring 2020

Places of Poetry pinned poem, 2019

Places of Poetry pinned poem, 2019

I'll Show You Mine shortlisted, 2019


Articles

Co-editor Magma 78: Collaborations issue which includes interviews with SJ Fowler, kin'd & kin'd, Jess Chandler and Naush Sabah & Suna Afshan written by Alice Willitts.

"Treat Every Place as the Centre", Channel Mag, 2020

"What Breaks Your Heart?", Channel Mag, 18/10/19

Upcoming Events

23 Oct 2020 : Zoom launch for first collection With Love, hosted by Live Canon.