S Reeson [she/they] is 56, bisexual and married with two children: they have suffered anxiety for all of their life, and started telling stories as a ten-year-old in order to help them cope. Now, they write and record poetry, short stories and episodic fiction, whilst dissecting their unique creative process using both video and audio as the means to continue coping.
After winning a Poetry Society members’ contest (and reading that piece at the Poetry Café in Covent Garden) in 2018 they wrote 24 poems about their home town for the Places of Poetry online initiative, one of which was included in the official anthology published for National Poetry Day in October 2020 by Bloomsbury.
They have subsequently been published by Flights / Quarterly ejournal, Green Ink Poetry, Fevers of the Mind, Acropolis Journal, Selcouth Station, Black Bough Poetry, Paragraph Planet, Forest Arts, Flapjack Press, Visual Verse, Black Pear Press, Civic Leicester and Dreich. In 2021 they were nominated for the Best of the Net Award and spoke at the Essex Book Festival. In 2022 they were shortlisted for inclusion as part of the South Bank Centre New Poets Collective. In 2023, they will be exhibiting work on the Leigh Art Trail, whilst working with a UK Poetry facilitator on an as yet undisclosed project.
Their debut pamphlet with accompanying art and photography entitled Flammable Solid was published by Flight of the Dragonflies Press in November 2022, and a chapbook No Gloss… No Veneer, No Filter is now available from Back Room Poetry as of April 2023.
They have performed live at Poetry Festivals in Gloucestershire, Nottingham and Kendal, at Flights in the Room in Brighton and on a regular basis during the monthly Open Mic events at Wordsworth Grasmere, and have read alongside countless poets, including Caroline Bird, Steve Camden, Daniel Sluman, Deanna Roger, Jeremy Dixon, Julia Webb, Kim Moore and Wendy Pratt.
When not being one of the few people who actually enjoys living online, they find increasing joy from lifting heavy weights, running and eating cake.
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