Amy Acre

Amy Acre is a poet, performer and freelance writer from London. Her poem, ‘every girl knows’ won the 2019 Verve Poetry Prize. She is the author of two pamphlets: And They Are Covered in Gold Light (forthcoming from Bad Betty) and Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Roads (flipped eye, 2015) – which was chosen as a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice and a Poetry School Book of the Year. Amy runs Bad Betty Press with Jake Wild Hall. She co-edited the mental health anthology, The Dizziness of Freedom (Bad Betty, 2018) and the Anti-Hate Anthology (Spoken Word London, 2019). Her work has appeared in The Poetry Review, Poetry London, Magma, 3:AM Magazine, POEM International: Women on Brexit and on BBC Radio London. She has performed at Latitude, Secret Garden Party, the Edinburgh Fringe, Ronnie Scott’s, the Roundhouse, Southbank, the Houses of Parliament and in hundreds of pubs, bars and fields across the UK.