Anna Crowe (b. Plymouth 1945) is a poet and internationally-recognised translator. In 1998 she co-founded StAnza, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival, was Artistic Director for the first seven years, and now serves as Honorary President on the Board of Trustees.
Her work has been recorded for the Poetry Archive and translated into several languages. She was twice awarded the Peterloo Poetry Prize, and has received a Travelling Scholarship from the Society of Authors. She has published three full collections, her latest being Not on the Side of the Gods (Arc Publications, 2019). The Scottish Poetry Library co-published two chapbooks, Light Off Water, an anthology of Catalan poetry (with Carcanet), and Territories, poems and translations of work by three Innu poets and three Scottish poets (with the EIBF). Of her three other chapbooks (all Mariscat), Figure in a Landscape won the Calum Macdonald Memorial Prize, was a Poetry Book Society Choice, was translated into Catalan and published in Mallorca, and into Spanish by Pedro Serrano and published in Mexico. She is the English translator of the late great Catalan poet, Joan Margarit: Tugs in the fog was a PBS Recommended Translation in 2006, and all four books by him are published by Bloodaxe (Wild Creature will appear in November 2021). She has translated five titles from Catalan and Spanish for Arc, Manuel Forcano’s Maps of Desire being a PBS Recommended Translation in 2019.
She ran a poetry workshop for fifteen years in St Andrews where she lives with her partner, the biographer, Dr Julian Crowe.