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At Home in the DarkGreta’s first collection At Home in the Dark (Anvil) was published in 2001.

It was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2001 and won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize 2002.








Salvation JaneHer second collection Salvation Jane (Anvil) was published in 2008.

It was shortlisted for the 2008 Costa Book Award.








Alive Alive OHer third collection Alive Alive O (Bloodaxe) is published in 2015.

It was shortlisted for the 2016 Roehampton Poetry Prize.







Greta has received Arts Council awards in 2004 and 2016.

In 2007 she was nominated by Mslexia as one of the best ten contemporary women poets in the UK. 

She was also shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem in 2012.



Greta’s poems have been published in many anthologies including:


Best of British Poetry (Salt, 2012) 

Picador Book of Love Poems (Picador, 2011) 

Being Human (Bloodaxe, 2011)

Identity Parade: New British and Irish Poets (Bloodaxe, 2010)

Signs and Humours: Poetry & Medecine (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 2007)

New Writing 14 (Granta/British Council, 2006)


And in newspapers and magazines including:


The Independent

The Sunday Times

Times Literary Supplement

The Spectator

Poetry London 

Poetry Review



Anvil Press Poetry


British Council


Forward Prize


Costa Book Awards