Hello, I am Anna Robinson. I am a poet, tutor and editor from London, and now making my first productions as a poetry/theatre director. See Rule of Six above.

My third collection Whatsname Street was published by Smokestack Books in 2021. My second collection Into The Woods was published by Enitharmon (2014). My first full collection The Finders of London was published by Enitharmon in 2010. 

I teach at the University of East London, and in 2018 was awarded a PhD for the work that was published as Whatsname Street . These poems explore working-class history in my part of central London. I also lead poetry workshops as part of Pen to Print in the Borough of Barking and Dagenham.  

My pamphlet, Songs from the flats (Hearing Eye 2006), was a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice. In 2001, I became the first recipient of The Poetry School Scholarship and my poetry was featured in the School’s second anthology, Entering the Tapestry, (Enitharmon 2003). My work has appeared in several journals and anthologies, including Poetry London, Magma,Brittle Star, the reater, In The Company of Poets (Hearing Eye 2003) and Oxford Poets 2007 (Oxford/Carcanet). 

I have read at the South Bank Centre, Lower Marsh Market, The Stoke Newington Festival, The Royal Opera House, Poetry Cafe, most poetry venues in London. I have also read in Paris, Munich, Brighton, Portsmouth, Wolverhampton, Manchester, Sheffield, St Andrews and Glasgow - amongst other places

The Finders of London was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Poetry Centre Prize for Poetry in 2011. 

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