Halcyon was launched in Macclesfield on 6th November 2019 at

The Button Warehouse, Stanley Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6AU 

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Halcyon is Olivia Walwyn's debut collection. The poems chart the experiences of a female athlete through the highs and lows of competitive running, training and relationships.


Olivia Walwyn was born in Norwich in 1983. She studied English and Philosophy at Durham University, and then went on to gain an MA in Political Philosophy (the Idea of Toleration) at the University of York. Following this, she qualified and worked as a school librarian. Most recently, she gained an MA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the University of East Anglia. Currently based in the North of England with her husband and daughter, she has always been engaged with the outdoors; a keen walker, she has also run at an international level, and her writing reflects these environmental interests and concerns.

Halcyon by Olivia Walwyn is the winner of the 2019 Straid Collection Award

ISBN 9781911132547

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