Senior Lecturer in Writing & Media
Areas Of Interest
Anna is a published poet, playwright and non-fiction author, editor and senior lecturer. She is the author of 'Whatsname Street' (Smokestack Books), 'The Night Library' (Stone Wood Press), 'Into the Woods' (Enitharmon), 'The Finders of London' (Enitharmon) - which has been shortlisted for the 2011 Seamus Heaney Centre Poetry Prize, and 'Songs From the Flats' (Hearing Eye) – which was the pamphlet choice for the Poetry Book Society in 2006. Her play 'Marsh' was performed online in 2020.
Anna edited the Lambeth Pamphlet history series for Lambeth Archives, is poetry editor for Not Shut Up magazine and founding editor for The Long Poem magazine. Anna is a Hawthornden fellow and works as a partner with Pen to Print for Barking and Dagenham Library Service. Her general research interests revolve around working class writing and experience, history and voice – especially dialect/accent writing.