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"Aviva Dautch is a powerful young poet, whose work engages very intelligently with serious issues, but who has a formal dexterity and a command of social tone that makes her subjects feel approachable; she's someone to watch for the future and someone to enjoy in the present."
Sir Andrew Motion, UK Poet-Laureate 1999-2009
Aviva will spend time in the museum’s galleries writing poems in response to exhibitions, archival material and Museum events. She will also hold a number of poetry events at the museum.
Aviva Dautch was born in Salford in 1978 and now lives in London where she works as a Creative Educator at the British Library and as a freelance researcher, editor and curator. She has an MA (Distinction) from Goldsmiths in Creative and Life Writing and has been awarded a Reid Scholarship to read for a PhD in Contemporary Poetics at Royal Holloway.
Her poems, reviews and literary essays are published internationally in magazines and anthologies including Agenda, European Judaism, Modern Poetry in Translation and Poetry Review.