'Alison has really captured my mother's spirit of adventure, her joy of flying and sense of fun.'
Candida Adkins, daughter of pilot Jackie Moggridge
'Wonderful, wistful poems that convey their unassuming bravery together with the glamour of the age.'
Midge Gillies, Amy Johnson, Queen of the Air
Sisters in Spitfires was supported by Arts Council England.
Poetry of Flight
Alison Hill's collection, Sisters in Spitfires (2015) celebrates the women who flew with the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) during the Second World War.
This poetry collection is a real labour of love - a celebration of the unsung heroines of the civilian organisation the ATA... Alison has been meticulous in her research and as a result the women come vividly to life, all of them larger than life characters. Pippa Little, The Lake
Her poetry has appeared in a range of magazines and anthologies. 'To a Girl on Platform Three' was nominated by SOUTH for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem and her first full collection, Slate Rising (Indigo Dreams, 2014) was nominated for the TS Eliot Prize. A new collection, Rebel Diamonds, is on the runway.
Alison founded and ran Rhythm & Muse for ten years and was Kingston Libraries' first Poet in Residence. She has devised events and workshops for schools, galleries, museums and libraries, and welcomes creative projects and commissions.