Amy Briscoe is an emerging writer based on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park. She writes poetry and fiction and draws her inspiration from language, her hometown of Dudley and the wonderful Black Country dialect; aswell as the beautiful mountains and dramatic scenery that is on her doorstep. Most of all Amy enjoys experimenting with words and fuses this with creativity and art which play a huge part in her day to day life.
A bibliophile since the day she could hold a book, favourite writers include Enid Blyton, Margaret Attwood, Louisa M Alcott, Sylvia Plath and Graham Greene. Most recently the work of Jose Saramago and Clarice Lispector have taken her writing on a trip into the surreal. She has spent the last three years learning Welsh and is currently exploring the myths and legends of Wales and learning lots of new etymologies.
Amy is a feminist. She is a member of the Advisory Panel for the Young Womens Trust empowering young women find their way in the world. The lives of women overcoming extraordinary barriers is a great influence in her work. She particularly draws great inspiration from the women workers of Cradley Heath who went on strike in the early 20th century.
Read/See Her Work
As an instapoet she has fused photography and poetry in an online electronic project on instagram @Mynydd_Poetry where she writes a poem inspired by a photo taken that day. It gives readers an insight into the everchanging life of a mountain range and also gives readers a taste of Amy’s poetry. Amy was nominated in the “selfie” category and exhibited at Somerset House as part of the Sony World Photography Awards 2015.
Her poetry has been published in, Conversations:001 (MAIA Creatives, 2015) Astrolomage, (Young Womens Trust,2017) an anthology of feminist poetry created by members of the Young Womens Trust. Amy takes great pride in bringing the voices of the working class to the attention of her readers.