Dr Anne Caldwell is a poet and creative nonfiction writer. She won a Cinnamon first collection poetry award for Talking to the Dead (Cinnamon, 2011). Her most recent publication is Alice and the North (Valley Press, 2020) inspired by the landscapes of the North and Lewis Carroll. She has also edited The Valley Press Anthology of Prose Poetry (Valley Press, 2019) alongside Oz Hardwick which features 72 of the UK’s leading poets. Her work has been widely published in poetry magazines such as The Rialto, Magma and The North. Anne Caldwell gained a ‘Thrive’ Arts Council award in 2006 for emerging artists and attended the Banff Centre in Canada. She has a background in community arts and was the artistic director for Cartwheel Arts, running projects throughout the north-west with a focus on mental health. She also ran a company called Sources specialising in text and digital arts projects with marginalised young people. She has worked at the University of Bolton, the Brontë Parsonage Museum, Wordsworth Trust and as an Arvon tutor. She has been a judge
for the Ted Hughes Festival and Poetry by Heart competitions. She is currently co-editing a collection of academic essays on prose poetry.
Anne Caldwell has been an advocate of the role of writing in education throughout her life, developing projects with the National Association for Writers in Education and the British Council. She is based in West Yorkshire and has a strong research interest in prose poetry, walking and environmental awareness.