Photo of Stephanie by Hannah Burton.
Photograph by Hannah Burton

My name is Stephanie Norgate, and I am a writer, living in West Sussex. My radio plays, broadcast on BBC Radio 4, are: The Greatest Gift (winner of a Radio Times Drama Award), Clive, and The Journalistic Adventures of an American Girl in London (dramatisation of articles and biography by Elisabeth E. Banks – Woman’s Hour Serial).

My poetry publications include: Fireclay (Smith Doorstop, 1998), Oxford Poets 2000 (Oxford Poets/Carcanet anthology), Hidden River (Bloodaxe Books 2008, shortlisted for the Forward First Collection poetry prize and the Jerwood Aldeburgh first collection award) and The Blue Den (Bloodaxe Books, 2012). I edited, with Ellie Piddington, a collection of international essays, Poetry and Voice (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012), which mixes critical essays with essays on poetic processes. I have given readings at a variety of venues and events including: Tongues and Grooves, The Poetry Café, The Troubadour, Etcetera Theatre, Poetry and Jazz (Chichester Festivities), Modern Poetry in Translation launch, Magma launches and at various branches of Waterstones. In 2010,  I collaborated with artist Jayne Sandys-Renton to produce the sound poem The Fallen House and Other Voices, which was broadcast in the Otter Gallery.

I work as a Reader in Creative Writing at the University of Chichester where I have also run the successful MA in Creative Writing for the last eighteen years. I am the Otter Gallery’s poet in residence and run workshops in the gallery. I am currently editing an anthology of the participants’ work.

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