Joanna Ingham writes poetry and fiction. Her poems have been widely published in print and online. She has two pamphlets: Ovarium (The Emma Press, 2022) and Naming Bones (ignitionpress, 2019). She won the Paper Swans Press Single Poem Competition 2020 and her first full collection was shortlisted in Live Canon’s 2021 Collection Competition.

Joanna is represented by Hardman & Swainson. She is the recipient of a Developing Your Creative Practice grant from Arts Council England.

Twitter: @ingham_joanna


‘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

‘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