Poet & Pragmatist
Mary Dickins wrote her first poem when she was four and writing poems has been her passion and life support system ever since.
Ten years ago she began sharing her work at poetry events, street parties and slams. She has been Poet in Residence for Open Garden Squares at various London locations and was a finalist in the Poetry Rivals National Slam 2015.
She has been on television and radio as part of the Nationwide Building Society poetry ad campaign and has dished up poems all over the country as part of the Poetry Takeaway team. In 2017 she set up the “Poems not Pills” project to promote the therapeutic value of poetry for health professionals and their patients.
Always witty and insightful Mary’s writing is a joyful and affectionate exploration of the human condition and what it means to be alive. Her debut collection Happiness FM was published by Burning Eye Books in 2020 and in 2021 it was selected as "One of 10 uplifting books chosen by the NHS for the NHS"
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