Writer and maker. Favoured raw materials are words, food, paint and flowers.

Lover of interesting breakfasts, beautiful things, naps, floral patterns and the sea.

Favourite authors: Dickens, Murakami, García Márquez, Rohmer, Austen, Hardy, Du Maurier, Steinbeck, Greene, Aaronovitch.

Favourite poets: Auden, O’Hara, Keats, Carlos Williams, Bonney, Normal, Clanchy, Pratt, Bilston, Robinson, McCullough, Szirtes and a million more.

Recent bylines for Dalesman, Yorkshire Life, On: Yorkshire magazine, Northern Soul magazine.

Commissioned poet for BBC Radio York’s Make a Difference campaign –


South Cliff Garden’s Restoration Project, Scarborough

Poetry published/ forthcoming in Dream Catcher, Pendemic, Ice Floe Press, The Tide Rises, Greenteeth’s Yorkshire anthology, Cold Moon Journal, Poetry & Covid, The Daily Drunk, Nymphs and Thugs, Neuro Logical, One Hand Clapping, Poetry Pea Journal, Fevers of the Mind, Not4UCollective’s Poems from Home, Cape, Ice Floe Press’ Pandemic Love Anthology and Black Bough Poetry‘s Christmas and winter anthology 2021.

Hosted Black Bough’s Top Tweet Tuesday.

Guest poet for Messrs AP & Pickering’s Spoken Word Evening.

Tweets at @charlotteolivr

Insta: charlotteoliverpoet

Watercolour and ink, 2021