Penny Boxall

Penny Boxall is currently Visiting Research Fellow in the Creative Arts at Merton College, Oxford. She won the 2016 Edwin Morgan Poetry Award with Ship of the Line. Her second collection, Who Goes There?, is published by Valley Press. Her collection-in-progress has won a Northern Writer’s Award (2019) and a grant from the Authors’ Foundation. She won the 2018 Mslexia/PBS Women’s Poetry Competition and the 2016 Elmet Prize. She was shortlisted for the 2019 Alpine Fellowship. After spending August 2017 as writer-in-residence at Gladstone’s Library, she has held residencies at Hawthornden Castle, Chateau de Lavigny and Cove Park. Her historical novel for children was longlisted in the Mslexia Children’s Novel Competition in 2018. She has worked as a lecturer in Poetry at Oxford Brookes, and in museums including the the Wordsworth Trust, the Ashmolean, the Royal Collection, and Shandy Hall.