Jenny Mitchell

ISBN 978-1-912876-71-6
78 pages
£12.00 + P&P

Resurrection of a Black Man offers contemporary poems about male family dynamics – the peace, the violence, the fault lines – using language that aims to transcend global trauma, and reach into the healing heart, creating men whose "words fall out as petals". This collection contains the winners of the inaugural Ironbridge Prize 2022, the Gloucester Poetry Society Open Competition and the Fosseway Prize. Jenny is also winner of the 2022 Shooter Poetry Competition, announced in February 2023. To find out more about this, and read her prize-winning poem click HERE

Jenny won the Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition 2022, announced in April 2023. To find out more and read her prize-winning poem, When Our Mother Dies, click HERE

Jenny was one of the five winners of the Bread and Roses Poetry Award announced in October 2023.


Jenny Mitchell is winner of the Poetry Book Awards 2021, the Bedford Prize, the Ware Prize and joint winner of the Geoff Stevens Memorial Prize 2019. Her poems have been widely published and she has been nominated twice for the Forward Prize: Best Single Poem. The best-selling debut collection, ‘Her Lost Language’, is ‘One of 44 Poetry Books for 2019’ (Poetry Wales). Her second collection, ‘Map of a Plantation’, has been chosen as a ‘Literary Find’ (Irish Independent), and both books are on the syllabus of Manchester Metropolitan University.

Jenny is currently Poet-in-residence at Sussex University, her alma mater.

''Unflinching in its depiction of brutality and oppression, Jenny Mitchell's formally accomplished poetry is richly-textured and flexible. Essential reading.”
~ Moniza Alvi
"Jenny Mitchell’s powerful and evocative poems are a bridge of empathy and solidarity. She conveys the personal impacts of political decisions and policies with a clarity and precision which is both shocking and deeply moving. Everyone should read this work."
~ Helen Hayes MP
To read about and order Jenny's other collections: Map of a Plantation and Her Lost Language please click HERE


of a Black Man

Read Greg Freeman's review in January's Write Out Loud HERE

... "Jenny Mitchell confronts violence in domestic spaces and beyond head-on with startling images, and with poetic and forensic skill."

For a reading and exposition of the poem 'A Man in Love with Plants', by Pádraig Ó Tuama for Poetry Unbound, please click HERE

To hear Jenny read from her three collections at the Gregory O'Donoghue Prize Reading, please click HERE