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BIO

  • I am a Freelance Writer, Editor and Senior Bookseller based in London and completing an MA in Contemporary Literature, Culture and Theory at KCL. I am Head of Poetry at the KCL Literary Journal 2019-20 and edit prose submissions.

  • I write a commissioned weekly cultural column for UnderPinned Magazine, details of which can be found on the above 'UnderPinned Work' page.

  • I edit and co-founded the poetry anthology Away With Words - Selected Verse (Volumes 1-3). For further information on the project, please consult the page 'Away With Words'.

  • I have a First Class Honours in BA English & Comparative Literature from Goldsmiths College (15-18) where I wrote my BA dissertation on representations of disability through language in select works by Samuel Beckett (Molloy, Not I, Worstward Ho).

  • I have bylines in The Observer New Review, The Times Magazine, UnderPinned, AYoungerTheatre, the Radical Art Review, Porridge Zine, The Indiependent, Far Out Magazine, The Exeter Express and Echo and [smiths] magazine where I was Senior Literary and Creative Editor 2017-18.

 

UNDERPINNED CULTURAL COLUMN

January 2019- present

I write weekly cultural column for UnderPinned, illustrated by Oscar Price.


For examples of work, please click below.

AWAY WITH WORDS VOLUMES 1, 2 & 3

March 2018 - October 2019

A self-funded, self-published poetry anthology.


Volume 1 was responding to the theme of ‘liberation’ and was published with a foreword by poet Rebecca Támas and sold at a launch event in South East London with readings from our contributors and our guest speaker, Faber poet Jack Underwood. The collection was sold at The Word bookshop in South London and Pages of Hackney, as well as online.

Volume 2 was published in November 2018, responding to the theme of 'legacy'. It was launched at an event in South East London with guest speaker T. S. Eliot Prize-nominated poet, Rebecca Perry and published with a foreword by Amy Key.

Volume 3 publishes in October 2019.

For further information on the project, please click below.

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SHOWCASE FOR UNDERPINNED

November, 2018

A short profile piece for UnderPinned Magazine, discussing my work as a freelance Writer, Editor, Tutor and Bookseller, alongside illustrator Will Francis.

https://underpinned.co/magazine/2018/11/will-francis-and-elinor-potts/

 

CONTACT

London, UK

07761302464

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