Hannah Lowe

Hannah Lowe was born in Essex in 1976 to a white English mother and Afro-Chinese Jamaican father.  Her first poetry collection,Chick, was an elegiac commemoration of her father, a member of the Windrush generation, and professional gambler. In Ormonde, she excavates the story of the SS Ormonde, on which her father migrated, and which arrived in Britain before the better known Empire Windrush. The Kids, inspired by her work as an inner-city sixth form teacher, won the 2021 Costa Book of the Year and Poetry Award.