Aryamati Prize Runner Up: Joanna Lilley

Updated: Nov 2, 2020

Our next Aryamati Poetry Prize winner is the talented Joanna Lilley! Let us introduce her to you, and then we have her winning poem for you lucky people...


Joanna Lilley’s latest poetry book, Endlings (Turnstone Press), is all about extinct animals. Her other poetry books are If There Were Roads (Turnstone Press) and The Fleece Era (Brick Books) which was nominated for the Fred Cogs well Award for Excellence in Poetry.

Joanna’s novel, Worry Stones (Ronsdale Press), was longlisted for the Caledonia Novel Award and she’s also the author of a short story collection, The Birthday Books (Hagios Press). Joanna has given readings and workshops as far afield as Alaska and Iceland. She’s from the UK and now lives in Yukon, Canada, and is grateful to the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta'an Kwäch'än Council on whose Traditional Territories she resides.