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“compelling . . . skilful” Poetry Review, 2007

Ann Sansom is a poet, playwright and tutor.

She has published six collections of poetry; had work published in several Forward/Faber anthologies, Russian Vogue and a range of other publications; and has written and directed plays for stage and radio.

She is presently working with The British Film Institute on a series of commissioned film-related poems and is writing a screenplay for a further series of short films.

Ann is currently a regular tutor for WEA, Poetry Society and Arvon Foundation and has taught at Oxford, Leeds and Sheffield Hallam universities. She regularly works in schools and tutors at school writing residentials, teaching children of all ages and abilities, and has run a weekly writers' workshop at Doncaster YWCA for twenty years.

Ann is also a director of The Poetry Business, which publishes 'The North' magazine and Smith/Doorstop books.

Literary Awards

  • 2003 – Author’s Foundation Award from the Society of Authors
  • 1998 – Arts Council Literature Award
  • 1994 – YHA bursary for Irish poetry translation