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Pippa Little

Poet, Translator

Pippa Little is a poet, reviewer, translator and editor. The Spar Box (Vane Women, 2006) was a PBS pamphlet choice and Overwintering (OxfordPoets/Carcanet Press, 2012) was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre award. She is most proud of receiving an Eric Gregory award, a Hawthornden fellowship, the Norman MacCaig Centenary poetry prize and an award from the Society of Authors. Pippa’s PhD from Queen Mary University of London concentrated on contemporary women’s poetry. Her own poetry appears in journals such as Poetry Review and the TLS and anthologies such as Best British Poetry (Salt, 2011); in print, online and in collaborations with film-makers and artists. She reviews poetry for literary journals such as Magma, the North, Salzburg Review and the Ofi Press, and has published translations of Spanish and Hungarian poetry. She has also co-edited anthologies including The Nerve and Wild Cards (Virago, 1998 and 1999). A co-founder and secretary of Carte Blanche women’s writing group, she gives poetry and creative writing workshops in community and academic settings and reads at many festivals, and is a member of Scottish Pen. Pippa’s first career was in publishing as a sub-editor and staff writer. She has been an Open University tutor-counsellor and is also a qualified adult literacy tutor who has worked with asylum-seekers, teenage parents and students. She lives in Northumberland with her husband, her youngest son and an elderly dog. She is writer-in-residence for her local non-league football team and is working towards her second collection.

Pippa Little


University of Newcastle upon Tyne 2015-19
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