Emma Purshouse is a free-lance writer and performance poet from the Black Country. In October 2019, she became Wolverhampton’s first ever Poet Laureate, a post she’ll hold for two years. She’s also a poetry slam champion and performs her work across the country.
Emma is co-author of ‘The Nailmakers’ Daughters’ (Offa’s Press). Her children’s poetry collection ‘I Once Knew a Poem Who Wore a Hat’ (Fair Acre Press) won the Rubery Book Award for poetry in 2016. In 2017 Emma won the ‘Making Waves’ international spoken word competition judged by Luke Wright. Her first full length collection ‘Close’ (Offa’s Press) was published in October 2018. You can read a review by poetry website Write Out Loud here.
For more information about Emma go to emmapurshouse.co.uk