Cozy Fest: Emily Osborne + Safety Razor

Cozied up in her polar bear pyjamas, Emily Osborne dreams of warmer places with a poem about Florence, Italy from her collection Safety Razor (Gordon Hill Press) for Cozy Fest.


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Emily Osborne reads from Safety Razor (Gordon Hill Press)

About our reader

Emily Osborne is the author of Safety Razor (Gordon Hill Press, 2023) and Biometrical (Anstruther Press, 2018). Her poetry, short fiction and Old Norse-to-English verse translations have appeared in journals such as Vallum, CV2, Canthius, The Polyglot, The Literary Review of Canada and Barren Magazine. Emily’s poetry has been shortlisted for several prizes, and won The Malahat Review’s Far Horizons Award for Poetry 2018. Emily has a PhD in Old Norse Literature from the University of Cambridge. She lives on Bowen Island, BC, with her husband and two young sons.

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Thanks to Emily for reading from her poetry book for All Lit Up’s second-annual Cozy Fest! You can learn more about Safety Razor, and order from ALU or your fave local bookstore (via the Shop Local button), right here.

For more to come, or to catch up on the series, click here.