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My name is Joanna Hollins. I’m a writer, editor, and former new monastic currently based in South Wales. I graduated from the MA Creative Writing (Poetry) course at the University of East Anglia in 2015, and have most recently spent a year living as a member of the Holywell Community in Abergavenny, a new monastic community following the Rule of St Benedict. In this blog you’ll find links to places where my writing has been published, including poetry, sermons, and articles.
Previous publications include Underworld (2014) and Undergrowth (2015), the inaugural Undergraduate Creative Writing Anthologies – more information on this can be found on my page here, The Cadaverine – one of my poems can be found on their site here and another two here, and magazines including YM, Monkey Kettle and Concrete. My MA work can be found in the 2016 UEA Creative Writing Anthology, which can be found here. I am very proud to have been supported by Ink, Sweat and Tears through my masters with their annual poetry scholarship.
Currently most of my writing has come about through my role as a new monastic lay member, so sermons and theological reflections have been a big part of my life, and will start to appear on this blog too…
You can also contact me via email at: postittojoanna[at]gmail.com