Peppercorns, Slates & Spitfires
Alison Hill's first pamphlet, Peppercorn Rent was published by Flarestack in 2008 and a full collection, Slate Rising, by Indigo Dreams in April 2014.
She founded and ran Rhythm & Muse for ten years and hosted many poets and musicians at a range of venues in South West London including the Rose Theatre, the Landmark Arts Centre and the Ram Jam Club.
Alison was awarded an Arts Council grant in 2015 to research and write Sisters in Spitfires, which celebrates the 164 women from more than 25 countries who flew with the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) during the Second World War. Their legacy lives on.
She has given readings from a Seaplane (Solent Sky Museum) and in front of Spitfires (RAF Museum London) and Hurricanes (Brooklands Museum) to share their stories and their vital wartime role delivering Anything to Anywhere.
This poetry collection is a real labour of love - a celebration of the unsung heroines of the ATA... the women come vividly to life, all of them larger than life characters.
Pippa Little, The Lake
Magazines: Orbis, Envoi, Fire, Pulsar, Ripple, Obsessed with Pipework, Poetry Now, SOUTH Magazine, ARTEMISpoetry, 14 Magazine, Ariadne's Thread, Snakeskin, Reach, Ink, Sweat & Tears, London Grip, The Lake and on the Mary Evans Picture Library blog, Poems and Pictures. 'A Rapid Dispersal' from Sisters in Spitfires appeared in Victory 75 Magazine in 2020.
Anthologies: The Pocket Book of Suffrage (Paper Swans Press, 2018), This Island City (Spinnaker Press, 2010), And the Story Isn't Over (poetry pRO, 2009) and poetry tREnd (Lit Verlag, 2010), Poets in Person at the Glassblower (IDP, May 2014) edited by Aprilia Zank, Poems for a Liminal Age, edited by Mandy Pannett, in aid of Medecins Sans Frontieres UK (SPM Publications, August 2015), Fanfare, Second Light Publications (2015) and the XXI Century World Literature, published in New Delhi in February 2016, and UK section editor.