Anna Woodford is a poet and practitioner based in Newcastle. Her new poetry collection Changing Room (Salt, 2018) has just been published. Her debut 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.
From cramped cubicles to rented bedrooms, hallways that become highways in the sleepless hours, to the space and beauty of a shrine; Woodford’s award-winning poems revisit old rooms and find new ones following the birth of a child and the passing of time in the family home and beyond.
Anna Woodford’s meditative new poems are full of an exquisite sense of time and change, reckoning and reconsideration. In deceptively plain language, full of beautifully straightforward music, these poems pare back layers of history to explore family, the flesh and deep feeling with great acuity and wisdom.