Phoebe Power’s first full collection, Shrines of Upper Austria  (Carcanet, 2018) is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation  and was awarded the 2018 Forward Prize for Best First Collection.  It is also shortlisted for the 2018 T.S. Eliot Prize.

Click to read a story from the new collection, published by The White Review in June 2017.

Click to read the poem ‘Rina’,  read a poem from the New Poetries VII anthology or read two poems published by The Quietus here.

Phoebe’s pamphlet, Harp Duet (2016) was performed with electronic music in 2017.

Other recent poems appear in Aquanauts and Birdbook IV  (Sidekick Books).

Power, Shrines, front cover v2

Click to order from Carcanet here



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Current projects and upcoming events

5th December 2018 – The Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden, London: reading with Hisham Bustani

13th December 2018 – Northern Poetry Showcase, York St. John University, with Caleb Klaces, Kit Fan and more.

13th January 2019 – T.S. Eliot prize readings, Royal Festival Hall, London.


Project Archive

Christl – collaborative video installation (with Debby Akam, Gary Power and Michael Hedges): poetry, video, sculpture and sound

 Harp Duet live performance: poetry and electronic music

found-text photographs – just for fun


Previous Events

2nd August 2018, North by North East Poetry Tour, York Waterstones, ENEMIES Project: presenting new work with Dominic JP Nelson-Ashley. Click to watch the video

4th May 2018, New Poetries reading, All Souls College, Oxford, 6.30pm

1st May 2018, reading at Ingebord Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature and Culture  with Evelyn Schlag, London 6pm.

12th April 2018, European Poetry Festival, London: presenting new collaborative work with Daniela Chana

22 March 2018, York Literature Festival: launch of Shrines of Upper Austria by Phoebe Power and Blotter by Oli Hazzard, Bowland Auditorium, University of York.

1st October 2017, performance of Harp Duet at Wakefield Literature Festival

9-17th September 2017, exhibition of Christl, Eden Arts, Penrith: collaborative video installation

27th February 2017, 7pm, Bowland Auditorium, York University: Harp Duet performance, with original electronic music by Michael Hedges; plus reading from Karl O’Hanlon

25th February 2017, London – presenting new collaborative work with Astra Papachristodoulou, ENEMIES project click to watch the video