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Greta Stoddart (born 1966) is an English poet. She is best known for her poetry collections, At Home in the Dark , Salvation Jane and Alive Alive O.

Greta Stoddart
Years active2001-present

Life and careerEdit

Stoddart was born in 1966 in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. She spent her childhood in Oxford and Belgium.[1] She studied acting in Paris and worked as a performer before becoming a full-time poet. Having taught at Goldsmiths, University of London and Bath Spa University, she now teaches for Poetry School UK.[2]

Stoddart's first collection of poetry, At Home in the Dark, was published in 2001[3] and won the 2002 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize.[4]

Her second collection, Salvation Jane, was published in 2009[5] and shortlisted for the 2008 Costa Book Award.[6]

Her third collection, Alive Alive O, was published in 2015 and was shortlisted for the 2016 Roehampton Poetry Prize.[7]

Her radio poem, Who’s there?, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4[8] and was shortlisted for the 2017 Ted Hughes Award.[9]


  1. ^ "Greta Stoddart - Literature". Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Deep purple: how a humble weed inspired a collection of poetry". BBC News. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  3. ^ "At Home in the Dark - Greta Stoddart; | Foyles Bookstore". Foyles. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize". Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Review: Salvation by Greta Stoddart". The Guardian. 10 January 2009. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Male writers dominate Costa award". BBC News. 18 November 2008. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Alive Alive O". Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  8. ^ "BBC Radio 4 - The Echo Chamber, Series 9, Who's There, by Greta Stoddart". BBC. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Ted Hughes Award 2017 shortlist is announced – The Poetry Society". Retrieved 24 May 2019.