Caroline Bird

Caroline Bird

Caroline Bird is a poet with six collections of poetry published by Carcanet. Her first collection Looking Through Letterboxes was published in 2002 when she was only 15. Her fifth collection, In These Days of Prohibition (published July 2017) was shortlisted for the 2017 TS Eliot Prize and the 2017 Ted Hughes Award. She recently worked with Lemn Sissay on Superkids: Breaking away from Care, the TV programme commissioned by All4 working with young people finding expression and their own creativity through poetry and performance. Caroline devised and led many of the workshop sessions. She was awarded the Forward Prize for Best Collection in 2020 for The Air Year.

Twitter @carolinebirduk


Estuary 2021 is made possible by

Principal Partners

Creative_Estuary_New_1   ace

Major Partners

ecc uok thurrock thames_gateway selep medway  thames estuary   ebbsfleet    mayor locatekent kentcc gravesham uoe bas_coun   south_coun Here for Culture

Commissioning Partners

book_fest community_fund heritage_fund creative_coast bexleysalford fpg lesnes Essex2020Logo The Old Waterworks Logo UCA1

Festival Partners

arts_human uni_south uni_oxford uni_glas send_pier pla opp_se henley c2c roh southeastern Thamesmead2 Peabody2 BowArts3

Festival Supporters

essex_diversity   raddison   uber SouthEssex1 UniversityCentre1

We’re also on Instagram, Youtube and Facebook