Di Slaney

Di Slaney lives in an ancient farmhouse in Nottinghamshire where she runs livestock sanctuary Manor Farm Charitable Trust and independent publisher Candlestick Press.  She has a degree in English and European Literature from the University of Warwick and an MA in Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.  She founded marketing agency Diversity in Nottingham in 1999.  Her poems have been widely anthologised and published in various magazines including Magma, The Rialto, The Interpreter’s House, Brittle Star, LeftLion and Lighten Up Online, as well as being shortlisted for the Plough Prize and the Bridport Prize, and highly commended in the Forward Prizes.  Two of her poems won joint first prize in the 2014 Brittle Star Poetry Competition and she won the Four Corners International Poetry Competition in 2015.  Di’s pamphlet Dad’s Slideshow is available from Stonewood Press and her first collection Reward for Winter was published by Valley Press in 2016.  Her second collection Herd Queen is due from Valley Press in 2020, and she is currently poet in residence at Nottinghamshire Local History Association.


“Poem title”, Journal Title (Volume 55.1, Summer 2019) Link: https://linktothejournaloryourpieceifavailabletoview.co.uk

Book title (Poetry Wales Press, 2019) Link: http://preferredlinktosellyourbook.com

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