Hannah, Sophie

(1971- )
   Born in Manchester, and now living in West Yorkshire, she studied English literature and Spanish at Manchester University. In 2004 she was named as one of the Poetry Book Society's "Next Generation" poets. She won the 1995 Eric Gregory Award and the 1996 Arts Council Writers' Award for her collection Hotels Like Houses. A regular contributor to BBC Radio, she also appears on poetry shows on television. Her career to date: writer-inresidence at the Portico Library, Manchester, 1994-1997; fellow commoner in creative arts, Trinity College, Cambridge, 1997-1999; fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, 1999-2001; creative writing lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University, 1998 to the present. Her poetry publications: Early Bird Blues, 1993. Second Helping of Your Heart, 1994. The Hero and the Girl Next Door, 1995. Hotels Like Houses, 1996. Leaving and Leaving You, 1999. The Box Room, 2001 (children). First of the Last Chances, 2003. Selected Poems, 2006. Love Me Slender, 2000. Some of her poems: "My Enemies," "Postcard from a Travel Snob," "The Good Loser," "Where is Talcott Parsons Now?" "Your Dad Did What?" "Your Street Again."
   Sources: British Council Arts (http://www.contemporarywriters.com). Biography of Sophie Hannah (http://www.sophiehannah.com/biographical.html). Making for Planet Alice: New Women Poets. Maura Dooley, ed. Bloodaxe Books, 1997. Poemhunter (www.poemhunter.com). The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The Harvill Book of Twentieth-Century Poetry in English. Michael Schmidt, ed. The Harvill Press, 1999. The New Exeter Book of Riddles. Kevin Crossley-Holland and Lawrence Sail, ed. Enitharmon Press, 1999.

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