Natalie Linh Bolderston is a Vietnamese-Chinese-British poet. In 2020, she received an Eric Gregory Award and co-won the Rebecca Swift Women Poets’ Prize. Her poem ‘Middle Name with Diacritics’ came third in the 2019 National Poetry Competition and was shortlisted for the 2021 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem. She is an alumna of the Roundhouse Poetry Collective, the London Library Emerging Writers Programme and the VanThanh Productions Development Programme. Her pamphlet, The Protection of Ghosts, was published by V. Press in 2019. She is now working on her first full-length collection.
“These are wonderful formally inventive poems, full of power and rich language. Every line has impact. There is a bold experimental lyrical impulse here that is very beautifully crafted. Exciting, rich, ambitious and original, this could enrich the range of British poetics.” – Rebecca Swift Women Poets’ Prize judges’ comments