• McVety, Allison

    McVety, Allison

    Allison McVety has published three collections of poetry, all with Smith/Doorstop. Her first collection, The Night Trotsky Came to Stay (2007), was the overall winner of the 2006 Poetry Business Book & Pamphlet Competition, and was shortlisted for the Forward Best First Collection Prize in 2008. Her poems have appeared in The Times, The Guardian, Poetry Review and Poetry London, have been broadcast on BBC radio and anthologised in the Forward Poems of the Decade 2002-2011 and The Best British Poetry, 2013. In 2011, she was winner of the National Poetry Competition.

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