To work with Vicky Morris is to work with poetry’s Wonder Woman. Time and time again, she instinctively and deftly tunes into a poem’s particulars to help unlock and transform weaker areas of the work (be it language, syntax, context or form) for the best possible outcome, and all with her customary grace and enthusiasm. Vicky is an exceptional editor, maverick of the creative process and a truly invested enabler others. I’ve never worked with anyone like her. 

Kathryn Bevis
Author of The Butterfly House & Flamingo
Co-winner of the Mairtín Crawford Award for Poetry 2022

For adult mentoring & editing see testimonials here.

As well as working as a poetry editor, Vicky has mentored, supervised and offered guidance to young and adult creatives for many years.

“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.”

Warda Yassin
New Poet Prize winner 2018 (The Poetry Business)

Sheffield Poet Laureate 2020-2022

Vicky has mentored young writers (from aged 14 to 30 through various projects and initiatives, most notably through Hive Young Writers Project. Also via creative supervisor roles on work experience programmes like Cube Magazine and Site Young Apprentice Scheme, as a writer and development worker for young writers (most notably Signposts/Writing Yorkshire), and through other pastoral roles aimed at supporting the creative, personal and professional development of young people.  She has also mentored through The Poetry Society and The Writing Squad – a professional development programme for emerging writers.

For the last 7  years, Vicky has mentored and supported poets of all ages and many young poets through Hive including award winners Safia Khan, Warda Yassin, Luke Worthy, Georgie Woodhead, Lauren Hollingsworth Smith, Ciah White & Eloise Unerman. For more testimonials and info about her work as an editor and mentor, click here.