Christy Ducker is the author of four poetry books and pamphlets: Messenger (Smith Doorstop, 2017), Heroes (Smith Doorstop, 2016), Skipper (Smith Doorstop, 2015) and Armour (Smith Doorstop, 2011). Her work has won a Northern Writers’ award, a Forward prize commendation, and a selection as PBS pamphlet choice. Favourable reviews and articles about her writing have featured in the TLS, The Guardian and The Marginalian, among others. Her commissions include residencies for Port of Tyne, English Heritage and The British Lung Foundation. She currently works as a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Newcastle University.