Maggie Butt

Maggie Butt has published five poetry collections and a novel. She’s an ex-journalist and BBC TV producer who’s taught creative writing at Middlesex University for 26 years and is now a Royal Literary Fund fellow at the University of Kent. Her most recent poetry collection Degrees of Twilight (The London Magazine, 2015) follows her illustrated, themed books Sancti Clandestini – Undercover Saints and Ally Pally Prison Camp, her book of pocket-sized poems petite and her first collection Lipstick. Her poems have escaped the page into choreography, a geo-locative mobile phone app, live musical accompaniment  and the videos and recordings on her website: www.maggiebutt.co.uk. Silence doesn’t come naturally to her!  The Sunday Night Commute poem was inspired by a visit to Bucharest where she was one of six British poets advising MA students on translating Romanian poetry into English. Maggie is a keen member of the Palmers Green Stanza in North London.