Ellen Cranitch is a poet, lecturer and journalist. She was born in London of Irish parents and educated at the universities of Cambridge and St Andrews. Her debut collection, The Immortalist, was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Award for Best First Collection 2018.
Ellen has taught creative writing and literature at a number of universities including University College London, Bath Spa and City University, and worked as Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Hull where she ran the poetry modules. She contributes poetry reviews and interviews to Poetry London and Poetry Review. Her arts journalism has appeared in The Times, New Statesman and Irish Times. She currently works at the City Lit Institute, London, teaching the Masterclass and Advanced Poetry Workshop.
Ellen’s new collection CRYSTAL will be published by Bloodaxe on April 25 2024.