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I’m Joanna Guthrie, a poet and writer based in East Anglia, UK.


I’ve been writing poetry since childhood, and have been published since I was in my mid-twenties.


My first collection, Billack’s Bones, was published by RIALTO in 2007.


My second collection, Her Whereabouts, was published by Pindrop Press in 2023. See News page for some reviews.

I’m a climate activist, and a lot of my writing now is informed by the climate crisis and ecopoetics.  I'm currently working on a collection of essays on this subject, with the support of Arts Council England and under the mentorship of Olivia Laing.


I run the occasional creative writing workshop, particularly for socially-excluded cohorts and also around climate grief, and our responses to the world around us in these times. I also co-facilitate workshops on Joanna Macy's The Work That Reconnects. I'm interested in writing as a therapeutic tool; writing as an act of witness; and in bringing marginalised voices into the mainstream in writing.


This is a place to read some of my poetry, my non-fiction and my very occasional blogs, to find out what I'm up to and what I'm into, and to contact me if you want.

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