Looking forward to this Winter Warmer of an evening! Pour yourself a glass of mulled wine or a mug of spicy hot chocolate and settle down for some wintery magic from three poets who love exploring darkness in all its many forms.
Poster designed by Jane Wilkinson


Ellora Sutton (she/her) is a queer poet from Hampshire.   She has been published in Poetry Review, Poetry News, Interpreter’s House, and Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal, amongst others.   She is the poetry reviewer for Mslexia.   She tweets @ellora_sutton.


Sue Burge is a poet, freelance creative writing tutor, mentor and editor based in North Norfolk, UK.   Her poems appear in a range of publications including The North, Mslexia, Magma, Under the Radar, Strix, Tears in the Fence, The Interpreter’s House, The Ekphrastic Review, Lighthouse and Poetry News.   Her poems feature in themed anthologies on science fiction, modern Gothic, illness, Britishness, endangered birds, WWI and the current pandemic.   Sue’s four poetry collections are: In the Kingdom of Shadows (Live Canon 2018), Lumière (Hedgehog Poetry Press 2018), The Saltwater Diaries (Hedgehog Poetry Press 2020) and Confetti Dancers (Live Canon 2021).   She is currently working on her next full collection which explores the world of the alter ego she left behind in Paris three decades ago.


Helen Ivory is a poet and visual artist.   Her fifth Bloodaxe collection The Anatomical Venus (2019.   She edits the webzine Ink Sweat and Tears and teaches creative writing online for the UEA/NCW.   A book of mixed media poems Hear What the Moon Told Me is published by KFS, and chapbook Maps of the Abandoned City by SurVision.   She has work translated into Polish, Ukrainian and Spanish as part of the Versopolis project.   Her New and Selected will appear from MadHat (US) in 2022.   She has just received ACE funding to work on her next collection for Bloodaxe: How to Construct a Witch.   These dark lockdown days, she makes for commission, needle felt winged mice, bristling crows, foxes and poppets.   She’ll be branching out into cats any time now.



Sue is delighted and honoured that the brilliant arts organisation Home Stage have created a one-hour documentary about her latest collection, Confetti Dancers, and its cinematic inspiration. Go here for more information: the recording of the event is still available