Fiona Pitt-Kethley

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Fiona Pitt-Kethley (born 21 November 1954)[1] is a British poet, novelist, travel writer and journalist, who is the author of more than 20 books of both poetry and prose.[2] She lived for many years in Hastings, East Sussex, and moved to Spain in 2002 with her husband James Plaskett and their son, Alexander.[3]

Her collection of poetry Sky Ray Lolly was published in 1986. She has been described as a poet in "the new tradition of British sexiness in verse that Ewart helped to inaugurate".[4]

Pitt-Kethley has also worked as a freelance journalist and has written for The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Guardian, The Times, The Big Issue and others.


Poetry collections[edit]

  • Sky Ray Lolly (1986)
  • Private Parts (1987)
  • The Perfect Man (1989)
  • Dogs (1993) (Includes two pieces of journalism)
  • Double Act (1996)
  • Memo From a Muse (1997)
  • Selected Poems (2008)


  • The Misfortunes of Nigel (1991)
  • Baker's Dozen (2000)

Travel writing[edit]

  • Journeys to the Underworld (1988)
  • The Pan Principle (1994)
  • Red Light Districts of the World (2000)

Collected journalism[edit]

  • Too Hot to Handle (1992)


  • The Autobiography of Fiona Pitt-Kethley: My Schooling (2000)

Anthologies as editor[edit]

  • Literary Companion to Sex: an Anthology of Prose and Poetry (1994)
  • Literary Companion to Low Life (1995)


  1. ^ "Pitt-Kethley, (Helen) Fiona",
  2. ^ "Fiona Pitt-Kethley" at London Review of Books.
  3. ^ "Fiona Pitt-Kethley papers". Penn State University Libraries.
  4. ^ Delchamps, Stephen (2002). Civil humor : the poetry of Gavin Ewart. Madison NJ London Cranbury, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press Associated University Presses. p. 262. ISBN 9780838639337.