Alison Flett

Originally from Scotland, Alison Flett has been writing poetry since the early 1990s when she was part of a group of writers (including Irvine Welsh and Ali Smith) who were published by small presses Clocktower Press and Rebel Inc. Her work was also included in many anthologies including Dreamstate: New Scottish Poets (Polygon), Ahead Of Its Time (Jonathan Cape), Modern Scottish Women Poets (Canongate) and 100 Favourite Scottish Poems (Luath Press).

Her collection Whit Lassyz Ur Inty (Thirsty Books, 2004) was shortlisted for the Saltire Book of the Year Award.

She has performed her work on national television and radio and at literary festivals in Britain and Europe. Since moving to Adelaide in 2010 she has been published in various anthologies and journals including Cordite, Rabbit, foam:e, Etchings and Australian Love Poems 2013. She has been guest poetry editor for Transnational Literature and was shortlisted for the Whitmore Press Manuscript Award in 2014.