Pippa Little was born in Tanzania, raised in Scotland and now lives in Northumberland.
She is the recipient of an Eric Gregory Award, The Andrew Waterhouse Prize, The Biscuit International Poetry Prize and The Norman MacCaig Centenary Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in Magma, Poetry Review, Orbis, Northwords Now, New Edinburgh Review and many other text journals and online; her work appears in several anthologies, including Oxford Poets 2010, The Captain’s Tower (Seren), Best British Poetry 2011 (Salt) and Soul Feathers (Indigo Dreams).
Her pamphlet The Spar Box (Vane Women, 2006) was a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice. Subsequent collections and pamphlets include Foray (Biscuit Press, 2009), The Snow Globe (Red Squirrel, 2011) and Overwintering (Oxford Poets/Carcanet, 2012). She was joint first prize-winner of The University of Glasgow James McCash Scots Poetry Competition, 2012. Our Lady of Iguanas was published by Black Light Engine Room Press in 2016 and Twist is forthcoming from Arc in early 2017. A Hawthornden Fellow, Pippa is also currently a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Newcastle University.