Annabel Banks is a literary artist who works between poetry and prose. She is also an academic, a teacher, and the originator of The Poiesis Project. In 2018, she founded a literary press, Found Nail. More of that soon.
Annabel won both of Cambridge University's writing prizes (the Ryan Kinsella Poetry Prize and the RSC "Other" Prize for theatre), then won full funding for both her prose MA and poetry PhD. She is widely published, with recent work receiving multiple nominations for the Pushcart Prize, with further nominations for the Queen's Ferry Press Best Short Fictions, Blazevox's Bettering American Poetry, Best News Poets [US] and the Derringer Awards.
Her work can be found in literary journals, magazines and anthologies including Shearsman, The Manchester Review, International Times, Litro, Dirty Chai, Under the Radar and 3:AM, and was included in Eyewear's Best New British & Irish Poets 2016.
When not writing, Annabel has nursed sick robots, built F1 cars, and lectured for English and Creative Writing degrees. She also runs workshops in archives and ruined buildings and makes poetry pamphlets by hand.