About Jenny Pagdin

Born in High Wycombe, Jenny Pagdin studied BA English at Oxford University and MA Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. Her pamphlet Caldbeck, which tells the story of her postnatal psychosis, was published by Eyewear in 2017, shortlisted for the Mslexia pamphlet competition and listed by the Poetry Book Society. She won the Café Writers Norfolk prize in 2017 and the 2020 Alumno Norwich City Wall commission, and was longlisted for the Rebecca Swift Foundation Women’s Poetry Prize 2018 and for the National Centre for Writing’s ‘A Room of One’s Own’ residency. Her work has been published in Ink, Sweat & Tears, Wild Court and the Agenda Broadsheet and is forthcoming with Smoke and Magma.

Jenny lives with her husband and son in Norfolk where she works for a charity.

Short biography

Jenny Pagdin’s pamphlet Caldbeck, which tells the story of her postnatal psychosis, was published by Eyewear in 2017, shortlisted for the Mslexia pamphlet competition and listed by the Poetry Book Society. She was longlisted for the Rebecca Swift Foundation prize in 2018. Pagdin lives in Norfolk with her family.