'Grieving with the Animals'
published 1st September 2019
150 x 210mm
Polly Roberts grew up in Devon. Three years studying Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia left her
with an inextricable link to the landscape, compelling her
to continue to write about the creatures and habitats encountered there.
Observations of both the non-human and human world continued whilst living on a houseboat on the River Avon
near Bristol while completing her MA in Creative Writing
at Bath Spa University.
Polly has run creative writing workshops for refugees, detainees, and young people and curated two exhibitions
in response to her writing, both displayed at the Norwich
In 2018, the British Council awarded Polly a ‘Writers by Nature’ scholarship, during which she wrote this debut poetry collection.