Sue Hubbard

Twice winner of the London Writers’ competition and a Hawthornden Fellow, Sue Hubbard was, in 1999, the Poetry Society’s first-ever Public Art Poet and created a number of site-specific poems for Birmingham’s jewellery quarter. In 2000 she was commissioned by the Arts Council and the BFI to create London’s biggest art poem at Waterloo’s IMAX and was writer-in-residence at the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill during ArchiTEXT week in 2003. Her poems have been read on Radio 3 and Radio 4. She has contributed to many arts programmes including Kaleidoscope, Poetry Please, Night Waves and The Verb.

As co-founder of the Arts Council funded Blue Nose Poets (later Writers’ Inc) she ran readings and workshops at the Barbican and The Abbey, Sutton Courtney, Oxfordshire. She has taught creative writing at Arvon, Tate Britain and Tate St. Ives, The V&A, The Royal College of Art, Middlesex University, Kings College, London, Birmingham University, The Architectural Association, The Bartlett School of Architecture and Roche Court Sculpture Park. She has also read at many literary venues and festivals including Cambridge, Ilkely, Wirksworth, Kinsale (Ireland), Clifden (Ireland), Listowel Writers Week (Ireland), Port Elliot, Wells by the Sea, and The Dylan Thomas Centre. 

She is an art critic and the author of five poetry collections, and four books of fiction.

Her pamphlet God's Little Artist, inspired by the work of painter Gwen John, is forthcoming in October 2023.