Victoria Field is a writer and poetry therapist who has lived and worked in Turkey, Russia, Pakistan and most recently, Cornwall.
Her most recent book is an acclaimed memoir of marriage and pilgrimage, Baggage - A Book of Leavings, published in 2016 by Francis Boutle.
She is the author of three collections of poetry, the second Many Waters was based on a year-long residency at Truro Cathedral. The most recent, The Lost Boys, published in 2013 by Waterloo Press, won the Holyer an Gof Award for Poetry and Drama.
Her work has appeared in many magazines, including in translation in Romania. A poetry pamphlet, October Guests, is based on a tour to Canada and New York with fellow poets, Caroline Carver and Penelope Shuttle.
Her third co-edited book on the therapeutic applications of creative writing, Writing Routes was published by Jessica Kingsley in 2010.
She has also written a children's book and has had two plays produced by Hall for Cornwall where she was an Associate Artist from 2006-2010.
She is a regular tutor on the Writing in Health and Social Care programme at Ty Newydd, the National Writers' Centre for Wales, for the Professional Writing Academy, Canterbury Christ Church University and the Metanoia Institute. She is a qualified poetry therapist and is a mentor-supervisor for the International Federation for Biblio-Poetry Therapy.
She works with Natalia Bukia-Peters translating contemporary Georgian poetry and fiction into English.