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Emily Wills

I grew up in Cornwall, have worked in Malawi, and now live in Gloucestershire where I work as a GP.

I am an experienced poetry tutor and enjoy facilitating group workshops. I am also available for readings. Please contact me to discuss your ideas and requirements.


Unmapped, published by The Rialto August 2014.

Developing the Negative, published by The Rialto 2008.

Diverting the Sea, published by The Rialto 2000.

Poems in Women's Voices in Psychiatry, a collection of essays edited by Gianetta Rands published by OUP 2018.

Stroud Poets Pamphlet, with Alicia Stubberfield and Sam Willetts, published by Yew Tree Press.


Frogmore Poetry Competition 2018 first prize: On the Subject of Fracking.

Frogmore Poetry Competition 2017 first prize: Her Labour’s Fruits.

The Plough Poetry Competition 2014 third prize: South View Juniors.

Forward 2014 highly commended: Still Life with Lobster Pots.

Hippocrates Poetry Competition 2014 commended: Considering the Predictive Value of the Risk Assessment Score.

Frogmore Poetry Competition 2013 first prize: Still Life with Lobster Pots.

Frogmore Poetry Competition 2012 first prize: Island.

Manchester Poetry Prize 2012 shortlisted.

Lisa Thomas Poetry Competition 2010 first prize: Anorexia.

Troubadour Poetry Competition 2010 commended: Domestic Confessional.

Troubadour Poetry Competition 2008 commended: Something Almost Being Said.

Poems have appeared in magazines including Acumen, Anon, Iota, Magma, Other Poetry, Quattrocentro, Seam, Smiths Knoll, Staple, The Frogmore Papers, The North, The Rialto, The Warwick Review and in anthologies including The Forward Book of Poetry 2015.

Gossip is published in ‘Ten Poems about Friendship’ from Candlestick Press

The Recipe for Marmalade was broadcast on Radio 4.

Prefabs has been translated into German and Romanian, see Poetry Trend.

Chemistry was the ‘Poem of the Week’ at the Old School Coffee Shop Grosmont, North Yorkshire.

Please contact me via email Emily Wills