Author’s photo: Robert Peet. 

Mark Pajak

Mark Pajak was born in Merseyside. He has written for The BBC, The Guardian, The London Review of Books, Poetry London, The North, The Rialto and Magma. He has been commended in the National Poetry Competition, awarded first place in The Bridport Prize and has also received a Northern Writers’ Award, an Eric Gregory Award and an UNESCO international writing residency. His first pamphlet, Spitting Distance, was selected by Carol Ann Duffy as a Laureate’s Choice and is published with smith|doorstop.

Author Photographs taken by Robert Peet.


National Poetry Competition 40th Anniversary:
Kings Place, London 2019

Carol Ann Duffy, Keith Hutson and Mark Pajak:
Edinburgh Book Festival, Edinburgh 2018

The Echo Chamber:
BBC Radio 4, 2017

T.S. Eliot Memorial Reading:
The British Library, London 2017

Carol Ann Duffy and Mark Pajak:
Kings Hall theatre, Ilkley 2016

Poets and Players:
Whitworth Gallery, Manchester 2016

The Poetry Society Presents:
The Bluecoat, Liverpool 2015


Literary Agent: Peter Straus
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