Anna Woodford’s poetry collection Birdhouse (Salt, 2010) was a winner of the Crashaw Prize.
The Guardian included Birdhouse in a round-up of poetry books of the year and Grazia called it ‘quite quite wonderful’.
Her poems have appeared in many publications including the Times Literary Supplement, Poetry Review, the Rialto and Poetry London.
Anna has completed a Leverhulme artist’s residency at Durham University’s Law School, writing poems about law and loss. She has also held residencies at Durham Cathedral, Alnwick Garden and the Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service.
Her awards for poetry include an Eric Gregory Award, an Arvon/Jerwood apprenticeship, a Hawthornden Fellowship and a Blue Mountain residency in New York.
Anna works in Newcastle upon Tyne as a freelance writer and teacher of creative writing.