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"Naturally accomplished and instinctively organised poems... There is a maturity to her work, a sureness of hand freshness too, a bareknuckle confidence."
Simon Armitage

"A sharp edge of personal involvement, of love and of love lost that gives her poems an intimate feel."
David Harmer

Ann Sansom is a poet, playwright and tutor. She has published six collections of poetry, including two with Bloodaxe Books: Romance (1994) and In Praise of Men and other people (2003). She has had work published in several Forward/Faber anthologies, Russian Vogue and a range of other publications and has written and directed plays for stage and radio. Ann is a regular tutor for WEA, Poetry Society and Arvon Foundation and has taught at Oxford, Leeds and Sheffield Hallam universities. She regularly works in schools and tutors at school writing residentials, teaching children of all ages and abilities, and has run a weekly writers' workshop at Doncaster YWCA for twenty years. She is also a director of The Poetry Business, which publishes The North magazine and Smith/Doorstop books. She lives in Sheffield.