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GRETA BELLAMACINA

“Dreamlike, with bite. Bellamacina’s work is brutal, floral, blood-soaked, and knowing, in the way that nature is both cruel and beautiful.”

– Florence Welch (Florence and the Machine)

Greta is an poet, actress and filmmaker.

She was born in London and made her acting debut in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire at the age of thirteen. She trained at RADA where she performed a variety of theatre roles, before going on do a B.A. in English at King’s College London.

As an actress Greta is represented by Tavistock Wood in London. Her latest film ‘Hurt by Paradise’ premiered at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019. It was nominated for the Micheal Powell Award for Best British Feature Film and Best Performance in a British Feature film. It is currently in nomination for Best UK Feature at Raindance Film Festival.

As a poet Greta Bellamacina was shortlisted as Young Poet Laureate in 2014. Since then her poetry has been highly praised internationally, she has edited three books of poetry including ‘Smear’ an anthology of contemporary feminist poetry. And has released four collections of her own poetry. She regularly performs her work live and on the radio. Dazed Magazine said Greta “unapologetically confronts self-image, body autonomy and our relationships with each other, celebrating the imperfect, frank woman”.

Last year she was commissioned by the National Poetry Library to write a group of poems for their Odyssey series. Her latest collection of ‘Selected Poems 2015-2017’ published by New River Press has been republished into a bilingual Spanish edition by Valparaíso Ediciones, 2019. 

Her new collection Tomorrow’s Woman will be released in February 2020.

SELECTED POEMS

BOOKS BY GRETA