Vicky Arthurs

"The poetry is powerful, emotive and personal." (Living North)


Vicky Arthurs is a poet, editor, performer and workshop leader. Her debut poetry collection Limehaven (Poems for my grandparents) explores themes of family, love, war, nature and innocence.

Vicky has recorded Limehaven as an audiobook and enjoys performing her poetry live. Her festival appearances include Books on Tyne, Eclectic IRON Literary Festival, and THE IRON AGE Festival. She has also performed at Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts, Trinity Laban Conservatoire, Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens and other arts venues.

Vicky has worked in television, training, simplified communications and publishing. She also ran her own business in the personal development sector for ten years. Clients included the Royal Shakespeare Company, Sage Gateshead, Northern Stage, Live Academy, Actors Centre North East, Association of Teachers of Singing, Making Music, Newcastle University, Northumbria University and the University of Leeds.

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Reviews for Limehaven:

"…the best debut collection I’ve read in ages. This delightful, nostalgic book is a love letter to Vicky’s grandparents. The poems are clever and beautiful…”
Elaine Cusack, Culture Magazine


"Joyous...there's a gorgeous childlike voice to these poems, peppered with songs, rhymes and humour."
Robin Houghton, Envoi


"…the language is simple, there is an immediacy here, a freshness… It illustrates Arthurs’ gift for tenderness, which is so powerfully demonstrated in this collection.”
Paul Blake, Brittle Star

"Lyrical...beautifully presented."
Mslexia: Indie Presses

"Powerful, emotive and personal."
Living North
Writes poetry. Accepts commissions for articles, reviews and editorial work.
Gives readings and talks at festivals, events and writers' groups.
Poetry, Recording an audiobook. Writing about the family, Poetry and place, Family history, Nature, Performance, Alexander Technique. Self-development.