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Pippa Little is a Scottish poet, reviewer, translator, and editor.[2] She has published five poetry collections and her work has appeared in several anthologies, including Oxford Poets 2010 and Best British Poetry 2011.[1]

Pippa Little
ResidenceNewcastle, England
OccupationPoet, Translator[2]
Academic background
Academic work


Pippa Little was born in Tanzania, East Africa and was raised in St. Andrews, Scotland.[1] She has a PhD in contemporary women’s poetry from Queen Mary University of London.[2] Her early career was in publishing as a sub-editor and staff writer. Little has reviewed poetry for literary journals and has published translations of Spanish and Hungarian poetry.[2]

Her first poetry collection, ‘’The Spar Box’’, came out in 2006 and was the UK Poetry Book Society’s (PBS) pamphlet choice.[1]

Little is winner of the Eric Gregory Award (1985),[3] the Andrew Waterhouse Award (2009),[4] Norman MacCaig Centenary Poetry Prize(2010),[5] and the joint winner of the University of Glasgow's James McCash Scots Poetry Competition (2012).[5]

In 2016, Little was named one of 20 recipients of the Best Scottish Poems Awards.[6] She is currently a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Newcastle University, in Northumberland, England.[1]

Poetry collectionsEdit

  • Twist (2017)[7]
  • Our Lady of Iguanas (2016)[1]
  • Overwintering (2012)[1]
  • The Snow Globe (2011)[1]
  • Foray (2009)[1]

In Anthology

  • Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology (University of Georgia Press, 2018)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Pippa Little". Scottish Poetry Library. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Pipple Little. Poet, Translator". Royal Literary Fund. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Past Winners of the Eric Gregory Awards". Society of Authors. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Northern Writer Awards: Past Winners". Northern Writer Awards. New Writing North. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  5. ^ a b Duncan, Lesley. "Shivereens". The Herald Scotland. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Best Scottish Poems 2016". Scottish Poetry Library. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  7. ^ Waters, Colin. "14 Amazing Scottish Poetry Books of 2017". Scottish Book Trust. Retrieved 8 January 2018.