Anna Woodford lives in Newcastle upon Tyne. Her latest collection is Changing Room (Salt, 2018). Her debut collection Birdhouse (Salt, 2010) was a winner of the international Crashaw Prize. Her pamphlet Trailer (Five Leaves, 2007) was a Poetry Book Society Choice. And Party Piece (Smith/Doorstop, 2009) was a winner in the Book & Pamphlet Competition.
She has received a major Leverhulme Award, an Eric Gregory Award, an Arvon/Jerwood Apprenticeship, a Hawthorden Fellowship and a residency at the Blue Mountain Centre (New York). She has a PhD from Newcastle University.