Vik Shirley  is a poet from Bristol. Her work has appeared in 3am Magazine, Shearsman, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Tears in the Fence, The Interpreter’s House, Burning House Press, HVTN, Zarf, Stride and in Dostoyevsky Wannabe Cities: Bristol. A poem of hers was commended in the 2018 Verve ‘City Poems’ competition, judged by Luke Kennard, and published in the associated anthology, It All Radiates Outwards. Her first collection, The Continued Closure of the Blue Door, is due from HVTN Press in 2020 and a pamphlet from Hesterglock Press will follow 2020/2021. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University and is currently studying for a PhD in ‘Dark Humour and the Surreal in Poetry’ at the University of Birmingham. Vik is Assistant Prose Poetry Editor of Pithead Chapel.

You can read two poems published in Queen Mob’s Teahouse HERE.

Or listen to her reading her poem, I fell in love with a Braun electric shaver, also published in The Interpreter’s House, on the a poem a week podcast. Or read it here: HERE.

Her work published by 3am Magazine is available HERE.

And two poems published on Burning House Press can be read HERE

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