Inspiring Older Readers

posted on 01 Oct 2016

An Interview With Denise Hayes

The Letterpress Project has asked authors and illustrators to think about what has inspired them as artists, what their favourite books are and how they relate to their audience - we've also asked them if they themselves are book collectors.

We are delighted to present an exclusive interview with the poet and author, Denise Hayes. 

Denise taught creative writing for many years but now enjoys being able to focus on her own work. She writes poetry and prose and is inspired by facts, jokes and her favourite authors J.G. Ballard, Jorge Luis Borges and Philip K Dick. She has published poems in ‘Myslexia’, ‘Hearing Voices’ and other magazines; science fiction stories in ‘Fusion’ (Fantastic Books Publishing); and flash fiction in the Salt anthology ‘Overheard: Stories to Read Aloud’. Upcoming publications include four flash fiction stories in the Fantastic Books horror story collection ‘666’  (October, 2016) and a collection of snippets and aphorisms in James Lough’s ‘Short Flights 2’ (Schaffner Press, 2017)

Denise runs the Twitter project and blogs on all things creative at and

You can read what she had to tell us on the link below: