Caroline Bird

Caroline Bird’s first collection Looking Through Letterboxes was published in 2002; her follow up collection Trouble Came to the Turnip came out in 2006. Her latest book Watering Can launched at the end of November 2009. They are all published by Carcanet.

Caroline has performed widely, including Latitude, The Big Chill, Ledbury Poetry Festival and alongside Simon Armitage for National Poetry Day 2010. In 2002 Caroline won an Eric Gregory Award and in 2008 and 2010 she was the youngest poet on the shortlist for the Dylan Thomas Prize. In 2011 Caroline made the shortlist for Shell Women of the Future Awards. She was one of the five official poets for the London Olympics 2012.

Caroline was a Simon Elvin Young Poet of the Year in 1999 & 2000, and commended in the Christopher Tower Poetry Prize in 2004.