My name is Joanna Hollins and I’m a recent graduate of the MA Creative Writing (Poetry) course at the University of East Anglia. I graduated from with a BA(Hons) in Literature with Creative Writing from the same university in 2015. I’m currently living as a member of the Holywell Community in Abergavenny, a new monastic community following the Rule of St Benedict.
I’ve been published by the Poetry Society’s Youth Magazine YM, Monkey Kettle, Concrete, the UEA Creative Writing Society Anthology,in Underworld (2014) and Undergrowth (2015), the inaugural Undergraduate Creative Writing Anthologies – more information on this can be found on my page here, and in The Cadaverine – one of my poems can be found on their site here and another two here. 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 scholarship.
Besides writing and editing, my life revolves around church, family and reading. I like trying out new things: previous projects have included teaching myself to crochet, play clarinet, and make soup – although not at the same time. I’m learning to drive, but just in case that doesn’t work out, I’m also learning to jog.