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‘Dispense with foundations.

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‘I’m winter’s idea of spring, on slow-thaw,
a grizzly bear lumbering through long sleep
while her cells chit-chatter, die off, regroup.’

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‘these heroes make me wish beyond
my own dark, how a well might wish,
something of them will fall through me like change.’

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Colette Bryce


Christy Ducker is the author of four poetry books and pamphlets: Messenger (Smith Doorstop, 2017), Heroes (Smith Doorstop, 2016), Skipper (Smith Doorstop, 2015) and Armour (Smith Doorstop, 2011). Her work has won a Northern Writers’ award, a Forward Prize commendation and a selection as PBS pamphlet choice.

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Fellowship with The Royal Literary Fund

2023 - 5

From September 2023 Christy will be a Fellow of The Royal Literary Fund, and based at Newcastle University.

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