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Louise Mather is a poet, writer and artist from Northern England and the founding editor of Acropolis Journal. Her pamphlet 'The Dredging of Rituals' is out now (Alien Buddha Press, 2021). Her work is published or forthcoming in magazines such as Fly on the Wall Press, streetcake magazine, Green Ink Poetry, The Cabinet of Heed, Hecate Magazine, Crow & Cross Keys, Feral, Dust Poetry Magazine, Selcouth Station, Amethyst Review, Epoch Press, Idle Ink, Not Deer Magazine, Nymphs and Versification. Nominated Best of the Net 2021 and a finalist in the Streetcake Writing Prize, she writes about ancestry, rituals, endometriosis, fatigue and mental health. She is also editor of the cat-themed anthology Feline Utopia. Twitter @lm2020uk


2nd place in the Streetcake Experimental Writing Prize, 2021.

2nd place in the Rare Swan Press 

"Stories from the eyes of an owl" Ekphrastic Competition, 2021.

Longlisted for the Briefly Write Poetry Prize, 2021.

Shortlisted for the Black Bough Poetry Winter Micropoetry Contest, 2021.

Shortlisted for the Black Bough Poetry Autumn Micropoetry Contest, 2021.

Longlisted for the Norman Nicholson Lockdown Poetry Competition, published in the anthology The Unpredicted Spring, 2020.

Read an interview on the MumWrite blog:


Acropolis Journal is a new poetry magazine, home for temples, ruins, darkness and myth. View the website here:


Interview on EMC 6 Things about inspiration for "The Dredging of Rituals"


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