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 will complete a Creative Writing MA at Bath Spa University at the end of September 2017.

Prior to all this she wrote music and sang as one half of electronic duo, Canola Tenderfoot. You can hear some of their music, read some of Vik’s published arts reviews and, more importantly, read some of her poetry, here on this website.

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

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