Lisa Kelly is half Danish and half deaf. Her pamphlet Bloodhound is published by Hearing Eye and she is a regular host of poetry evenings at the Torriano Meeting House, London. She has a Masters, with Distinction, in Creative Writing from Lancaster University. She teaches creative writing and poetry in performance at the Torriano Meeting House. Lisa is a board member of Magma Poetry, and the current Chair. She co-edited issue 63, ‘The Conversation Issue’ and issue 69, ‘The Deaf Issue’.


Lisa’s poems have been published in various magazines, including PN Review, New Walk Magazine, The Spectator, South Bank Poetry, The Rialto, Ambit, Prole, Urthona, Brittle Star and Tears in the Fence. Online publications include Well Versed, And Other Poems, Poems in Which, Antiphon and Long Exposure. Her poems have appeared in the anthologies Asterism, The Book of Love and Loss and Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back (Nine Arches Press).

‘Apple Quartet’ PN Review

‘Six Perspectives on Lilian Kjærulff’ And Other Poems

‘A&E’ The Spectator

‘Of Kings and Dentists’ Well Versed



Reading for Dodo Modern Poets at the King & Queen pub 23 March 2017


Shortest Day Longest Night – Reading of ‘Daylight Saving Time’

Shortest Day Longest Night Tour – Lewisham Video

A Celebration of the Critical and Creative – a reading alongside Paul Muldoon, Paul Farley and Terry Eagleton in the Nuffield Theatre on 3 May.


Review of Imagined Sons by Carrie Etter for Magma Poetry