Holly Hopkins grew up in Berkshire, grew up even more in London and now lives in Manchester. Her debut pamphlet, Soon Every House Will Have One, won the Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition and Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice. Holly has been an assistant editor of The Rialto. She has received an Eric Gregory Award, a Hawthornden Fellowship and was shortlisted for the inaugural Women Poets’ Prize. Her poems feature in Carcanet New Poetries VIII published in January 2021.
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