As well as working as a teacher for many years, Vicky is also a mentor and editor, significantly of poetry. She’s worked with both emerging and established poets of all ages, from single poems to pamphlets and collections. She has collated and edited many young writers’ books and project publications including four young writers anthologies of fiction and poetry: Everyday Hymn (2014) Wild Poetry (2017), Halfway Smile (2018), Surfing the Twilight (2019). Vicky is currently a contributing editor at Poetry Wales.
If you’d like to work with Vicky, or have any questions, you can contact her here at: growords(at)gmail(.com)
Vanessa Lampert – M.A in Poetry (distinction) Newcastle University 2017-2019
Highly commended Bridport Prize & Troubadour Prize / Commended Gregory O’Donoghue Prize 2018
2nd in Yeovil Prize / 1st in Cafe Writers Prize 2019
Highly Commended Newcastle Poetry Prize / 2nd Prize Fish Poetry Prize 2020
New Poet Prize winner 2018 (The Poetry Business)
Poet, Singer, Storyteller, Founder of Nyara School of Arts
Georgie Woodhead, 17
Newcastle Young Writers Prize / Highly commended in the Prole Laureate Poetry Competition 2020
Young Poet in Residence at Sheaf Poetry Festival 2019
Winner for Foyle Young Poet of the Year / Highly-commended winner of the Young Northern Writers Award / 2nd prize Ledbury Poetry Festival young writers category 2018
Lauren Hollingsworth Smith, 18
A winner of the international Foyle Young Poet of the Year Awards 2019,
and highly commended in the Young Northern Writers Award and Ilkley Young Writers Competition in the same year.