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Aviva Dautch won the Poetry School / Nine Arches Press Primers Prize in 2017 and her sequence about clearing her mother’s hoarded home was published in Primers Volume Three in 2018.  She has a PhD in contemporary poetry and her poems have been published in magazines and anthologies internationally. In December 2018 she received an Authors’ Foundation Grant from The Society of Authors to complete her first full collection, ‘We Sigh For Houses’.

‘Aviva Dautch is a powerful young poet, whose work engages very intelligently with serious issues, but who has a formal dexterity and a command of social tone that makes her feel approachable; she’s someone to watch for the future and someone to enjoy in the present.’

Andrew Motion