The Poet


Eleanor Brown running a Word-Hoard workshop during a Reading Sheffield event held in the Carpenter Room, Sheffield Central Library as part of Off the Shelf Festival 2014.

Eleanor Brown is a Sheffield based poet and award winning author of Maiden Speech (Bloodaxe, 1996) and Franziska (adapted from Frank Wedekind, Oberon Books,1997).

Rooted in her responses to every one of our Sheffield journeys, Eleanor’s poems create new stories which help us reflect on the way reading shapes our identities and our sense of the world we live in.


A Burning

There was a tragedy on every page

The Codrington Library

She’s Going in an Office like her Daddy


Good Smells

Girls Don’t Need to be Educated, They Get Married