Journalism + Non-Fiction

Eleanor Penny has written for numerous UK and international outlets, including The IndependentReal Review, and the European Cultural Foundation. Below are samples of her writing. To keep up with her work, follow her on twitter, medium and instagram. (Or on academia.edu if you’re that way inclined.)

Rocket man: why Jeff Bezos wants to take humans into space – New Statesman

How the Long, Slow Death of Neoliberalism Sent the Conservative Party Into Crisis – Novara Media

The Martyrdom of Tommy Robinson – Verso Books

Steve Bannon’s European Dream – In These Times

In Labor – Real Life Magazine

We Don’t Have A Refugee Crisis – We Have A Housing Crisis – openDemocracy

Compulsory Purchase Orders – The London Review of Books

Oi Zizek, stop saying there is no difference between the fascist Le Pen and Macron – HUCK Magazine

Burning witches and banning abortions made capitalism possible – Red Pepper Magazine


Her first poetry book is forthcoming with flipped eye.

She has twice been shortlisted for the Young People’s Poet Laureate for London. She’s a three-time alumnus of the Barbican Young Poets programme, mentored by Jacob Sam-La Rose. She’s formerly Writer-in-Residence at Housmans Bookshop, and Artist-in-Residence at the Centre for Recent Drawing. She’s won prizes with Keats House and the Young Poet Network, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Four Hubs magazine named her a ‘Page Poet to Watch’ She’s on the London Library’s T.S. Eliot Emerging Writers scheme. Commissions include the Poetry School, Rich Mix, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Barbican.

She produces and hosts the widely-praised poetry podcast Bedtime Stories for the End of the World, featuring new work from some of the UK’s top poets, alongside a development programme for emerging writers.

Watch her poem Homesick, a commission by the Barbican.
Listen to a radio interview and reading on ‘Your Fave Could Never‘, Resonance FM.
Read samples of her work in the Barbican Young Poets Anthology,  Out-Spoken Poetry, Three Drops PoetryThe Poetry Society.