Anna Kisby


AnnaKisbypicAll the Naked Daughters “is a stunning cabinet of curiosities” (Bill Greenwell).

Anna Kisby is a Devon-based poet and archivist. After growing up in London, she studied
Literature and Film at the universities of East Anglia, Sussex and Paris-Sorbonne, taught
English in Prague and sold cowboy boots in Massachusetts, then training as an archivist and working with women’s history collections. Her poems are widely published in magazines including Magma, Mslexia and Poetry News and anthologies including 154: contemporary poets respond to Shakespeare’s sonnets and Furies: a poetry anthology of women warriors. In 2017 she was part of the collaborative poetry performance Somme Suite – a First World War commemoration. She won the BBC Proms Poetry competition 2016, the Havant Poetry Competition 2016 and was commended in the Faber New Poets Scheme 2015-16.

Against the Grain Poetry Press commissioned Anna as their first poet and launched the press with her pamphlet All the Naked Daughters, available to purchase under Shop.