Fiona Ritchie Walker



Fiona Ritchie Walker was born and grew up in Montrose. She has lived in North East England for more than 20 years.

After training as a journalist, she interspersed work with travel, including time as a volunteer with Chipewyan Indians in the Canadian Arctic. She still travels widely and many of the poems in The Second Week of the Soap, began in well-travelled notebooks or as hurried shorthand on tickets and maps.

Fiona's poems have been published in many anthologies, including New Writing Scotland and the British Council's New Writing series, as well as appearing in magazines.

Her previous titles are: Lip Reading (Diamond Twig, 1999), Garibaldi's Legs (Iron Press, 2005), Angus Palette (Sand, 2006).


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