A new voice with an assured selection of poems, Tichborne’s poetry is tightly constructed, sparsely written yet expansive in its imagery and emotions. There is also a pleasingly awkward take on life, deeply felt and memorable.
Beth Tichborne works as a printer in East Oxford and is involved in anti-austerity and anti-war activism. She graduated from Oxford University in 2008 where she studied Italian and Philosophy.
In her poetry Beth Tichborne peels back the surface of the everyday to reveal haunting, skeletal truths. The poems are compact, visual, and imaginative, and reward the reader with unusual turns. Taken together they evoke a surreal landscape populated with poems with satisfying, surprising endings – MIKE KAVANAGH