Maria Isakova Bennett, from Liverpool, founded and creates Coast to Coast to Coast, a hand-stitched limited edition poetry journal. She works with poets to create journals and installations. Maria was awarded a Northern Writers’ Award in 2017, was poet and artist in residence at Poetry in Aldeburgh in 2018, has won and been placed in several international poetry competitions and works as a tutor for charities including Mersey Care. Maria has three pamphlets, An Ache in Each Welcoming Kiss (Maytree Press, 2019), All of the Spaces (Eyewear, 2018), and Caveat (Poetry Bus, Ireland, 2015).
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