Vik Shirley is a UK, Bristol-based, poet. Her work has appeared in Stride Magazine, Zarf Poetry, Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal, Lunar Poetry and Ink, Sweat and Tears. She has also had poems published, via social media, by the Royal West of England Academy and the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia, USA. In addition to this, in 2016, a reading of one of her poems was featured on Zoon van snooK’s Oddcast #3, ‘Eclectic Lady Land’.

Vik was awarded a BA (Hons) in English Literature with The Open University (passing with First-class honours) and completed a Creative Writing MA at Bath Spa University at the end of September 2017.

Vik was published in the Autumn 2017 issue of Zarf Poetry, with her poem ‘Résumé’ (after John Ashbery). You can buy a copy of the magazine HERE

Most recently, Vik’s poem The One That Got Away was commended in the Verve Poetry Festival’s city-themed competition and has been published by Verve Poetry Press in an anthology It All Radiates Outwards, which can be purchased HERE

Verve anthology cover