Ella Frears

Ella Frears is a poet, writer and visual artist. She was awarded a place on the Jerwood/Arvon Mentoring Scheme 2016/17 and received a fully funded scholarship for the MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway where she was poet in residence and wrote about the Cassini Space Mission. She has also just been shortlisted for the poetry category of the Manchester Writing Competition. Her pamphlet Passivity, Electricity, Acclivity is published by Goldsmiths Press.


What Days We’re Having Now »

Alex MacDonald, Ella Frears and Will Harris use poetry to examine the adventures of early adulthood

Sat 9 March | 14:15 - 15:15 | £5.50/£4.50 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Auditorium


I Knew Which Direction To Go

from the way the moon was tilted towards the sea.
My heart, pulled gently from my chest, was carried over the waves
as though sleep walking. I held my breath, concentrated
on the new space within. There was pain, but it was not new pain.

Pray now, whispered the sand and I fell to my knees thinking:
moonlight, moonlight, moonlight--------
until it was no longer a word but a colour and then a feeling
and then the thing itself.


Ella Frears