Lisa Kelly’s first collection, A Map Towards Fluency, was published by Carcanet in 2019. Her poems have appeared in Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back (Nine Arches Press) and Carcanet’s New Poetries VII. Her pamphlets are Philip Levine’s Good Ear (Stonewood Press) and Bloodhound (Hearing Eye). She is a regular host of poetry evenings at the Torriano Meeting House, London, and has been running Bijou Torriano live events during the pandemic within COVID guidelines. She is the co-editor of The Deaf Issue, Magma 69 and is a board member of Magma Poetry. In 2019, she read at Poetry International, Southbank Centre for d/Deaf Republic: Poets on Deafness. She is currently studying British Sign Language, and is a freelance journalist writing about technology and business. Her latest pamphlet, From The IKEA Back Catalogue, is published by New Walk Editions 2021.
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