UEA New Forms Award 2021

The UEA New Forms Award 2021 is awarded to Charlotte Geater, who has a PhD from the University of Kent in Creative Writing: The Contemporary Novel, and whose pamphlet poems for my FBI Agent was published by Bad Betty Press in 2020.

It was judged by writer Yan Ge, with Professor Henry Sutton of UEA and Simon Jones, who produces NCW’s The Writing Life podcast.

Of Geater’s entry, Yan Ge said:

‘Charlotte Geater is a writer of extraordinary talent and vigorous creative ambition. Her work looks into personal trauma, local history and the life and work of Byron through the prism of illness. In unfeigned and effortless prose, she enquires intensely and deeply into the pain and exhilaration of being human.’

Charlotte Geater grew up in Ipswich, and she now lives in Walthamstow in east London. She has a PhD from the University of Kent in Creative Writing: The Contemporary Novel. She is chronically ill and freelances part-time in publishing.

She won the White Review’s Poets’ Prize in 2018, and her poetry has been published in Clinic, Strange Horizons, and Perverse. In 2020 Bad Betty Press published her pamphlet Poems For my FBI Agent. She also works with AI-generated texts; she has had a pamphlet of AI-generated poetry published by if a leaf falls press, and another poetry pamphlet that is part AI-generated is forthcoming in Broken Sleep Books’ Legitimate Snack series.

She was diagnosed with Lynch syndrome-related endometrial cancer in late 2020, and had cancer surgery in early 2021. That is not her cat.

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