Daisy Lafarge

One of Kei Miller’s selected writers for the International Literature Showcase


“Lafarge writes the poetry that this world, in this moment, needs. These aren’t so much hymns to the beauty of nature as they are dirges to what is fragile, a keening against literal toxicities that we live with and have grown dependent on.”

Kei Miller

Writer and overthinker interested in gut flora and gut feelings

Daisy Lafarge was born in Hastings and studied at the universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. Her collection of poetry Life Without Air (Granta Books) was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize 2020 and was recommended by the Poetry Book Society. Her debut novel Paul received a Betty Trask Award, and will be published by Granta Books in August 2021.

Read this Guardian review of Daisy’s poetry

‘Merges a lyric voice and an experimental sensibility to meet the complicated reality of our contemporary moment’

‘…a fierce, clear-eyed poetry that expresses the sticky relationality between human pain and non-human destruction; the unsettling intimacy of our shared afflictions…’

‘…deftly melds nonhuman, environmental exploration with biting considerations of misogyny and toxic relationships … fiercely original, strange and vital’ – Rebecca Tamás, Guardian

I am surprised and delighted to have been selected by Kei.



  • Paul (Granta Books, 2021)
  • Life Without Air (Granta Books, 2020)
  • capriccio (SPAM Press, 2019)
  • understudies for air (Sad Press, 2017)

Contact Daisy


Twitter: @daisylafarge

Instagram: @daisylafarge


Karolina Sutton, Curtis Brown


Granta Books. Contact Pru Rowlandson. Website.


Image credit: James McNaught