Phoebe Walker is the author of Temper, publishing with Fairlight Books on 13 April 2023.
Phoebe is originally from Northumberland. She has lived in both London and the Netherlands and is now based in Manchester, where she works as a development consultant. Her debut poetry pamphlet, Animal Noises, received an Eric Gregory Award in 2021. Phoebe also won the Mairtín Crawford Poetry Award in 2019 and a Northern Writers’ Award for poetry in 2012. Her arts criticism has appeared in the TLS and the Observer and was shortlisted for the Observer/Anthony Burgess prize 2020. Phoebe’s poetry has been published in Ambit, Under the Radar, The Tangerine, The Moth, Magma and was included in the Northern Poetry Library’s ‘Poem of the North’ exhibition. Temper is her debut novel.