Christy Ducker is a poet and teacher of creative writing. Her first full-length collection, Skipper, was published in 2015, and includes work commended by the Forward Prize judges. Her pamphlet, Armour (2011), was a PBS Pamphlet Choice. Her commissions include residencies with Port of Tyne, English Heritage, and York University’s Centre for Immunology and Infection; she is also the director of North East Heroes, an Arts Council England project. Her PhD work at Newcastle University was awarded the 2015 Ella Ritchie Prize. From 2017 – 2020, she will be REA Fellow at Newcastle University’s Institute for Creative Arts Practice.