As well as working as a teacher and mentor for many years, Vicky is also an 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 several young writers anthologies including Everyday Hymn (2014) Wild Poetry (2017), Everyday Smile (2018), Surfing the Twilight (2019).
If you’d like to work with Vicky, or have any questions, you can contact her here at: growords(at)gmail(.com)
“Vicky is honest, precise, tough, compassionate and efficient. She helps me polish my poems with tremendous tenderness and sensitivity, and I couldn’t wish for more from any editor. Oh sweet and lucky day that I met her.”
Vanessa Lampert – M.A. student Newcastle University 2017-2019
Highly commended Bridport Prize & Troubadour Prize 2018
Commended Gregory O’Donoghue Prize 2019
“Vicky pays close attention to detail with knife-sharp observations that always serve the story of the poem. Anything that was muddled suddenly becomes very clear with her guidance and no stone is left unturned. She’s taught me so much about both editing and writing, and challenges me whilst remaining supportive & warm.”
New Poet Prize winner 2018 (The Poetry Business)
Vicky is inspirational. As a mentor, she’s devoted her attention to helping me develop and hone my work. She’s given me both confidence and direction as a poet, and always listens to my point of view respectfully alongside offering her own. She has always believed in me and invested in helping me succeed. I leave with new perspectives on pieces that I help me see things afresh.
Georgie Woodhead, 16
Winner for Foyle Young Poet of the Year 2018
Highly-commended winner of the Young Northern Writers Award 2018,
2nd prize Ledbury Poetry Festival young writers category 2018