Victoria Field is a writer and poetry therapist, now living in Canterbury after twelve years in Cornwall and, previously Turkey, Russia and Pakistan. She has three full collections of poetry, most recently The Lost Boys (Waterloo Press, 2013).


She is a former writer-in-residence at Truro Cathedral where she worked incorporating poetry into the life of the building and community, running workshops in the crypt and contributing poems for services. Her collection Many Waters was published in 2006.


As playwright, she has had two plays produced by Hall for Cornwall, where she was an Associate Artist. Her new play BENSON is being developed with the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury.


Her work has featured on BBC Radio 3 and 4. She qualified as a poetry therapist via the US National Federation for Biblio-Poetry Therapy and won a ‘Pioneer Award’ for promoting the use of expressive writing and creative reading in the UK and beyond. She is a regular tutor for the Writing in Health and Social Care programme at Ty Newydd, the National Writers Centre for Wales and is visiting lecturer on the Metanoia Institute MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes.


She has also taught at Bristol, Falmouth and Sussex Universities.


She is a lay-adviser on a project at Barts and Queen Mary University investigating the benefits of therapeutic writing for people with Long Term Conditions. She has co-edited three books on therapeutic writing, most recently Writing Routes (Jessica Kingsley Press, 2010).

She blogs at

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