Prayer to Imperfection
Published by Burning Eye Books
Unusually for a poet of her stature and with near on two decades of work to her name this is the first book of Lucy English’s poetry to be published.
Lucy’s poetry explores the complexities of modern life, and the way that we try to find comfort wherever we can. It explores life lived in urban spaces with many of her poems rooted in the landscape of Bristol, the city she has made her home. With influences as diverse as Wittgenstein and Andy Warhol, Lucy’s poetry is direct, uses everyday language in often complex ways and yet remains accessible and vibrant.
Lucy English was born in Sri Lanka and grew up in England. She has published three novels but is also a renowned performance poet who has performed at international festivals including the Austin International Poetry Festival, and Wordfest, at Calgary in Canada. Her poetry has been widely published including in a number of anthologies. She is a lecturer in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.