New Hunger

Ella’s debut pamphlet, New Hunger will be published by Smith|Doorstop in May 2020 and is available to pre-order.

‘Confident and bold poems, unafraid to tackle poetry’s big themes of nature or mythology, but always knowing to ground themselves in the body, or in an utterly precise and perfect image. Thrilling stuff!’
Andrew McMillan 

‘New Hunger is a vivid and intimate collection, one which explores a nascent queerness, new love, and tenderly draws its finest inspirations from the bounty of the natural world.’
Mary Jean Chan

‘Ella Duffy’s ‘New Hunger’ is a gorgeous pamphlet, bright with transformation, both in its rich and varied metaphor, and its physical metamorphoses. These are poems that also translate the world into kindness. If “loneliness is intimacy told backwards”, then these poems telegraph across the cold distances with empathy and love. Erotic, startling, grief-ridden but hopeful, you will find these poems “hooked […] under your heart”; this pamphlet offers a rich and rewarding imaginative world, and I cannot wait to read Ella Duffy’s first collection.’
Fiona Benson