Anna Reckin read Chinese at the University of Cambridge in the 1980s and followed a career in publishing in England before going to graduate school in the US, where she took an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota and then a PhD in the Poetics Programme at SUNY Buffalo. She now lives in Norwich, where she works part-time as a creative-writing teacher and freelance editor. Her poems and essays have been published in the UK and the US, and her first poetry collection, Three Reds, was published by Shearsman in 2011. She received an Arts Council England grant in 2012-13 to work on her second collection. Other publications include Broder (Traffic Street Press, 2000), an artist's-book collaboration with photographer Paulette Myers-Rich, which won a Minnesota Book Award; and a pamphlet, Spill (Chibcha Press, 2004). Her work appears in Infinite Difference: Other Poetries by UK Women Poets (Shearsman 2010) and In Their Own Words: Contemporary Poets on their Poetry (Salt 2012). See also annareckin.com.
Recorded in Manchester by Sophie Mayer, 12 October 2013.
- Colour Process
- Two Reds
- 'Tumble' from Jade
- 'Small Mountain Lyric' from Jade
- Surface Area