Yvonne Green was born in London in 1957. Her poems have been published in many magazines and journals and on BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Food Programme’.
She was poet in residence to JWA Women’s Refuge, to Norwood Ravenswood and at Spiro’s Ark.
Her first collection, Boukhara, was a winner in the Poetry Business Competition; and her forthcoming collection, After Semyon Izrailevich Lipkin: 1911—2003, was named PBS Translation Choice for Winter 2011. She is currently poet in residence to The Global Foundation for the Elimination of Domestic Violence.