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Victoria Field was born in London in 1963 and has lived and worked in Turkey, Russia, Pakistan and Cornwall. She is now based in Canterbury, UK and is a researcher at Canterbury Christ Church University.
She is the author of four poetry collections. The most recent A Speech of Birds (Francis Boutle Publishers, 2020) gathers work from many different publications and especially, from poems published in Quadrant under the editorship of the late Les Murray who championed Victoria’s writing in Australia. Her collection The Lost Boys (Waterloo, 2013) won the Holyer an Gof Award for Poetry and Drama.
Her memoir of pilgrimage and marriage, Baggage: A Book of Leavings was published by Francis Boutle in 2016. She has had fiction and poetry commissioned for BBC Radio 3 and 4. She has had three plays professionally produced and is a former Associate Artist of Hall for Cornwall and Writer in Residence at Truro Cathedral. With Natalia Bukia-Peters, she has published a variety of contemporary fiction and poetry in translation from Georgian.
She is a Mentor-Supervisor for the International Federation for Biblio-Poetry Therapy and was described in Poetry Review as one of the UK’s pioneers in writing and healing. She has co-edited three books on therapeutic writing, most recently Writing Routes (2010) and contributed to many publications. She is a visiting tutor for the Metanoia Institute’s MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes and has contributed to Teesside University’s MA in Creative Writing for Wellbeing.
Her website is www.thepoetrypractice.co.uk.