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Anna Woodford

  • Time to Write, 2011
  • Northern Promise Award, 2001
Anna Woodford

Anna Woodford is a poet and practitioner based in Newcastle. Her poetry collection Birdhouse won the Crashaw Prize and was included in the Guardian’s round up of the best poetry books of the year. Her pamphlet ‘Party Piece’ was a winner in the international Poetry Business Competition. Her pamphlet ‘Trailer’ was a Poetry Book Society Choice.

She has received an EPSRC grant for a residency at York University’s CoMotion Research Centre, a Leverhulme Award for a residency at Durham University’s Law School, an Eric Gregory Award, an Arvon/Jerwood Apprenticeship, a Hawthornden Fellowship and residencies at the Blue Mountain Center (New York) and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Ireland. She has been poet in residence at Alnwick Garden and the Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service. She is a peer reviewer for Creative Scotland.

Her poems have been published in the Times Literary Supplement, Rialto, Poetry London and Poetry Review.
Anna has a PhD in the poetry of Sharon Olds. She teaches creative writing in HE and the community. She helps facilitate New Writing North’s annual Read Regional campaign with the poet Linda France.


Birdhouse (Salt, 2010)
Party Piece (Smith/Doorstop, 2009)
Trailer (Five Leaves, 2007)
The Higgins’ Honeymoon (Driftwood, 2001)


Anna Woodford

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