Joanna Ingham’s poetry has been widely published in journals and magazines. Her debut pamphlet Naming Bones was published by ignitionpress in 2019 and she won the Paper Swans Press Single Poem Competition in 2020. Joanna also writes fiction and is represented by Thérèse Coen at Hardman & Swainson. She is the recipient of a Developing Your Creative Practice grant from Arts Council England and teaches creative writing at City Lit.
‘An impressive twenty poems. Ingham’s language is so striking and exact that it feels four-dimensional. … Each poem in this pamphlet is equally precise and masterfully draws us in layer by layer, the rich and ordinary details bringing us to wider and surprising truths.’ clare e. potter on Naming Bones in Poetry Wales
‘Joanna Ingham’s poems are robust and memorable. Here love and intimacy are portrayed with recognisable tenderness – but these are not poems that shy away from human darknesses or difficulties; they are also unafraid of their own vulnerability. This collection is the black box of emotional memory; within it there are feelings that will stay with the reader, powerfully realised, written in language that dazzles and enlivens.’ Suzannah Evans on Naming Bones
‘This collection, full of strong, clear, vivid poems, positively bulges with love. And it explores our difficulty containing it, … the too-muchness of things. … She writes exquisitely of nature, including our place in it, and physical love.’ Charlotte Gann on Naming Bones in Sphinx Review