Hello, and thanks for visiting my writing website! My name is Lucy Burnett, and I’m the published author of two collections of poetry and a work of creative non-fiction, with a further collection of poetry coming out with Guillemot Press in Jan 2021. I work as a freelance writer, and I am an experienced tutor and arts facilitator. My current works-in-progress include a memoir about a year I spent potato farming in Spain, and an immersive digital writing / photography project exploring how human trauma has inscribed itself upon the environment of the Lakeland fells. I also work as a photographer and outdoor adventurer tour leader.
I have a wide range of writing interests, but environmental themes run through my work, as does an interest in relationships between different art forms and a commitment to a playful, experimental aesthetic. I like to believe that poetry and writing can be both experimental and accessible, and as well as crossing artistic boundaries in my own work, I love collaborating with others. In the last few years I have collaborated predominantly with dance and physical theatre practitioners.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch about my work, to ‘hire’ me for potential projects or collaborations, or to purchase books.
‘Lucy Burnett’s poems involve us in a vivid experience of the self in landscape and language, moving playfully but with an intensity that at times leaves us breathless and amazed.’ —Grevel Lindop
‘There is something of Dylan Thomas in the exuberant wordplay and feeling for place, and something of W.S. Graham in her exploration of language and landscape as the twin territories within which we live… Burnett’s subjects are serious ones, but her poems are joyful to read, revelling in the endless possibilities of language and of the world itself, ‘in whatever colour you might come’.’ —Helen Tookey