Greta Bellamacina is a poet, writer, and filmmaker. She grew up in Camden Town and was short-listed as the Young Poet Laureate of London in 2013. She is garnering critical acclaim for her for her poetry, which is a new kind of contemporary magic realism. Regular themes in her work include heartbreak, motherhood, nature and Feminism.
Greta released her first book, a limited edition poetry collection: ‘Kaleidoscope’ in 2011. In 2013 she edited a collection of international poetry ‘Natures Jewels’ in collaboration with MACK publishers.
In 2015 she edited ‘A Collection of Contemporary British Love Poetry’, in collaboration with Fortnum & Mason and Faber&Faber- a survey of British love poetry from Ted Hughes til now, it featured the work of Wendy Cope, Emily Berry and Annie Freud. She also launched it at the Chateau Marmont as part of her artist in residency.
Greta’s most recent endeavor is a book of collaborative poems, ‘Points for Time in the Sky’ co-written with text-based artist and poet Robert Montgomery, and she is also completing her next collection “Stockholm Syndrome”.
Greta attended RADA before studying at King’s College London, where she graduated in 2012 with a BA in English. Greta worked for US Vogue in 2007 and gained her first credited contribution on the publication of ‘The World in Vogue: People, parties, places’.
She has continued to champion serious contemporary poetry in the popular press writing for Vogue UK, Vogue Italia, CR Fashion Book, Interview Magazine, I-D Magazine Harpers Bazaar, Purple Magazine, and Wonderland Magazine. She has a regular poetry column for Another Magazine. And is regularly featured in radical publications like the, International Times and Morning Star.
She has also championed a fusion between poetry and film. She launched her short film that documents the fascinating life of 90 year old daughter of Ezra Pound, Mary De Rachewiltz- ‘Ezra Pound: The Last Cantos’ at the Soho Revue Gallery in October 2015. And is completing her first feature length documentary about the history and the decline of the public libraries in Britain- ‘The Safe House: A Decline of Ideas’. Greta has campaigned passionately to save our public libraries, see her recent editorial in The Guardian.
As a model Greta has also appeared in fashion campaigns for various fashion brands including, Burberry, AllSaints and & Other Stories. She is signed to VIVA Model Management on their talent list.