Olivia Cole (poet)

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Olivia Cole (born 1981) is a British poet.[1]

Early life[edit]

Cole was born and raised in Kent, and read English at Christ Church, Oxford.


After being a winner of the 2003 Eric Gregory Award,[2][3] Cole quickly made her mark as a poet. In 2006, she appeared on the BBC documentary, Betjeman & Me: Griff Rhys Jones.

Her first collection, Restricted View was published in 2009.[4]


Cole also works as a journalist in London and has written for The Spectator,[5] the Financial Times[6] and the London Evening Standard.[7]


  1. ^ Olivia Cole CliveJames.com
  2. ^ Olivia's poetry in motion Londoner's Diary, Evening Standard, 20 October 2009
  3. ^ In Gatsby's Shadow: The Story of Charles Macomb Flandrau Powell's Books, 6 March 2005
  4. ^ Forget 'honorary jokes': Carol Ann can show us why poetry matters Evening Standard, 1 May 2009
  5. ^ Olivia Cole The Spectator
  6. ^ Lives Like Loaded Guns FT.com, 15 February 2010
  7. ^ Olivia Cole's Oscar week diary ES Magazine, Evening Standard, 9 March 2012

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