Holly Hopkins’ debut pamphlet, Soon Every House Will Have One, won the Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition and Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice. Holly has received an Eric Gregory Award and a Hawthornden Fellowship. Holly manages the Forward Prizes for Poetry and is an assistant editor of The Rialto. She also organises site-specific poetry events as part of Somewhere in Particular. Holly was shortlisted for the 2018 Women Poets’ Prize.
There isn’t a stale line in this pamphlet. Holly Hopkins is the genuine thing, and this is a ferociously impressive debut.
– Poetry London
The heightened reality of Holly Hopkins’ poetry takes the reader into worlds of brilliantly faceted language, worlds in which anything can and does happen. Enter these poems and emerge changed.
– Jo Shapcott
Irresistible in its charms. These are elegant, subtle poems that coalesce seemingly contradictory themes and locales with an easy grace… An assured and powerful debut.
– The Poetry Book Society
Full of imagination and invention, Holly Hopkins’ stylish and confident poems are entertaining, varied and quietly ambitious. There is achievement here and the promise of much more.
– Carol Ann Duffy