About the Author

Photo: Simon Holliday, 2021

Amy Tollyfield is author to two published poetry collections, The Suicide (2018) and Toy Soldiers (2020), both published by Olympia Publishers, London. Find out more about Amy’s books so far here: http://www.amytollyfield.com/books.

Amy holds a Master’s degree in Shakespeare Studies (Birmingham), a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama and Theatre Practice (Hull) and is a former registered member of the National Youth Theatre.

Amy prefers savoury food to sweet, particularly enjoys very spicy curries (no, really), likes to strike while the iron is hot, loves coffee first thing in the morning, rates cats over dogs (though doesn’t dislike dogs, per se…), and would state her favourite colour as yellow on principle. Blue looks better but yellow is the ‘happy colour’ and, well, shouldn’t we all like yellow best for that fact alone?

Amy thinks her poetry books so far are ruddy fantastic but is particularly excited for Brixton Nights: her first novella and a bold, brave leap into the next chapter of her life as an author.

Thank you sincerely for your interest.

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Find out more about Amy by visiting the ‘About’ section of her main website:
http://www.amytollyfield.com/about.


You can also find out more about Amy by reading her online interviews with
Bristol24/7 and Diva magazine online:

Interviews with Bristol24/7 (Bristol’s biggest independent magazine and website):

– Monday 22nd October 2018, ‘Interview: Amy Tollyfield’; link to article: http://www.bristol247.com/culture/books/interview-amy-tollyfield.

– Thursday 1st October 2020, ‘Amy Tollyfield: “I always write with the aim of creating a poem which is beautiful, rare and precious”‘; link to article: http://www.bristol247.com/culture/books/2-amy-tollyfield-i-always-write-with-the-aim-of-creating-a-poem-which-is-beautiful-rare-and-precious.

Interview with Diva Magazine UK (online), the leading magazine for gay and bisexual women in the UK:

– Friday 8th January 2021, ‘”The difficulties and the knock-backs make you graft harder”: What it’s like to be a queer poet’; link to article: http://www.divamag.co.uk/2021/01/08/the-difficulties-and-the-knock-backs-make-you-graft-harder-what-its-like-to-be-a-queer-poet.

In the interests of maximum transparency, please note that at the time of my interview with Diva magazine online I was not living in Bath and had not lived there for quite some time, contrary to the introduction of the piece.



Photo: Amy Trewick, 2021
Awarded to Toy Soldiers by Amy Tollyfield (Olympia Publishers, London, 2020) by LoveReading UK
(www.lovereading.co.uk)



Praise for Amy’s second book, Toy Soldiers (poetry):

‘A conflicted portrait of longing, angst, and self-assertion’ – Kirkus Reviews
‘I enjoyed how each poem flowed, had its own pace but there is a notable lyricism in the author’s writing that I found stayed consistently throughout. Throughout the collection I found that Tollyfield was able to craft poems that were immediately immersive and evocative. Each one left me pausing for a moment, contemplating the scene that had just been brought to life, before moving on to the next. … I think that this is a great collection for fans of poetry. One that entices you back’ – LoveReading UK ambassador



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Links:

http://www.amytollyfield.com

http://www.olympiapublishers.com/authors/amy-tollyfield
http://www.facebook.com/amytollyfieldpoetry
http://www.twitter.com/tollyfieldpoems
http://www.instagram.com/amytollyfieldpoetry



Website header image: Amy Tollyfield



‘Amy Tollyfield’ and the domain of ‘www.amytollyfield.com’ and its sub-pages refer to the UK-based author and poet of the same name. ‘www.brixtonnights.com’ and its sub-pages have been created to promote and celebrate Amy’s upcoming third book,
Brixton Nights, which will be published by Olympia Publishers, London, in summer 2022. Amy is unaffiliated with any third parties bar her publishers, http://www.olympiapublishers.com. Any third parties featured on this website and its sub-pages have been credited accordingly. If you would like to get in touch for any reason then please use the contact page on this website which may be reached using the following link: http://www.brixtonnights.com/contact. Thank you.

References to ‘author’ throughout this site – for example when detailing that an image belongs to/was taken by the ‘author’ – refer to the above stated Amy Tollyfield.