Yvonne Reddick is an award-winning writer, editor and ecopoetry scholar. She has received a Leadership Fellowship from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Poetry Society’s inaugural Peggy Poole Award, a Northern Writer’s Award and a Creative Futures Literary Award. Her work has appeared in The Guardian Review, Poetry Review and the New Statesman, and has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and BBC North West Tonight. She has published two pamphlets, Translating Mountains (Seren, 2017), winner of the Mslexia Pamphlet Competition, and Spikenard (Laureate’s Choice, 2019), which was a poetry recommendation for early 2019 in the London Review of Books. Her first book-length collection, Burning Season, is published by Bloodaxe in 2023. Her other publications include Ted Hughes: Environmentalist and Ecopoet and Magma: The Anthropocene Issue (as editor), which was met with the BBC news headline ‘Poets print climate change poetry on recycled paper with vegetable oil ink.’ She is a book critic for the Times Literary Supplement and a contributing editor at Ambit.
Yvonne Reddick’s research has revealed that Ted Hughes lobbied politicians about pollution and that Seamus Heaney sold poems to raise funds for bog conservation. She has published climate change poetry by former oil geologists, and run nature writing workshops for organisations from Warwick Book Festival to the Ramblers.
Author photo: Alastair Levi
Books by Yvonne Reddick