Changing Room

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.

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Winner of the Crashaw Prize

From diamonds hidden in a grandmother’s pantry to a nun teaching a sex education lesson, Birdhouse is full of life – and it’s flip-side.

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Party Piece

Winner of the International Poetry Business Competition

What appeals to me most about these poems is their clarity. In a few, often startlingly simple lines, Anna Woodford captures an experience in precise focus.

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Poetry Book Society pamphlet choice

Trailer is a series of meditative poems about the poet’s family history and the way the past travels with us.

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