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Jo Bratten is a writer and teacher living in London. 


Born in the USA where she was raised off-grid on a farm in eastern Ohio, Jo moved to the UK to complete an MLitt (Shakespeare) and then a PhD (adultery in the modern British novel) at the University of St Andrews. 


Her debut pamphlet, Climacteric, was published in 2022 by Fly on the Wall Press. Her poetry has appeared in Bad Lilies, The North, The Rialto, The London Magazine, The Interpreter's HousePoetry Birmingham, Poetry Wales and Under the Radar amongst others. She won second prize in the Rialto Nature and Place Competition (2023) for her poem 'Spoons'.


Works in progress include a full collection, a series of poems about taking Chekhov to fast-food restaurants, a half-finished novel about periodical cicadas and a pamphlet in tribute to Def Leppard's 1987 album Hysteria.




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