Novelist, prize-winning poet, performer and professional Tarot Card reader, Naomi Foyle was born in London, grew up in Hong Kong, Liverpool and Saskatchewan and, after a decade of globetrotting, now lives in Brighton.
Originally trained in theatre, Naomi has written libretti and verse drama for the Canadian and London stage, and has collaborated with artists, musicians and filmmakers on projects including an award-winning videopoem. She has also published reviews, travel journalism, and short fiction. Her lyrical writing, often drawing on her peripatetic past, explores personal, political and environmental trauma, her casts of international characters embarking on quests for justice, healing and growth.
Holder of an MA in Creative and Life Writing from Goldsmiths College, and a doctorate in Creative Writing from Bangor University, Naomi is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and English at the University of Chichester. A prizewinner in the 2012 RSPB Nature Poetry competition, for her ‘poetry and essays about Ukraine’, Naomi was one of the global recipients of the 2014 Hyrhorii Skovoroda Award.
‘Naomi Foyle’s voice is confident, fervent, erotic, lyrical, distinctive. Her writing is bold and unflinching, imaginative … thrilling and disconcertingly edgy.‘ — PBS Bulletin, Autumn 2008
‘Naomi Foyle’s brilliantly detailed, sensually absorbed, light-saturated mix of personal findings and their extension into the political, make her poetry my sort of poetry … I go to her poems to see things shine clear as the light in a diamond.’ — Jeremy Reed
‘Truly original new work in verse and prose, as well as some adventurous, idiomatic translations, unsettle complacency and challenge expectations. Ostentatious, flirtatious, sometimes witty, technically ambitious and expansively sensuous, these poems [are] innovative but far from obscure, entertaining but never escapist.’ — Carol Rumens
- ROOK SONG
- THE BLOOD OF THE HOOPOE
- STAINED LIGHT
- Jo Fletcher Books (US, 2016)
- Jo Fletcher Books (UK, 2013)
- STAINED LIGHT - Jo Fletcher Books (UK, 2017)
- THE BLOOD OF THE HOOPOE - Jo Fletcher Books (UK, 2016)
- ASTRA - Jo Fletcher Books (US, 2015)
- ROOK SONG - Jo Fletcher Books (UK, 2015)
- ASTRA - W.F. Howes (UK Audio, 2014)
- ASTRA - Jo Fletcher Books (UK, 2014)