Charlotte Oliver is BBC Radio York’s Saturday Poet Laureate. Her poems have been published widely in journals and anthologies including Black Bough, Icefloe, Dreamcatcher, Green Teeth, Spelt, Neurological, One Hand Clapping, Poetry Pea and The Storms. She won 2nd prize in Indigo Dreams Autumn Poetry Competition 2022, Runner-up in the 2022 Wirral Poetry Festival Prize, Commended in Lord Whisky Poetry Competition 2022 and Highly Commended in the Patricia Eschen Poetry Prize 2022. She was ACE-funded for radio ballad, The Dark Store, and her debut collection, How To Be A Dressing Gown (Dreich), was published in 2021, of which Clare Shaw wrote, ‘The chapbook lured me in with its calmness and certainty – punctuated with poems of breathtaking power.’

  • Recent bylines for Dalesman, Yorkshire Life, On: Yorkshire magazine, Northern Soul magazine.
  • Arts Council England funded for The Dark Store, a radio ballad highlighting hidden labour written with composer Sarah Dew, installed at South Square Arts Centre, West Yorkshire June – end Aug. 2022.
  • Commissioned poet for BBC Radio York’s Make a Difference campaign:


  • South Cliff Garden’s Restoration Project, Scarborough
  • BBC Radio York’s Saturday Poet Laureate (since April 2022)


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Watercolour and ink, 2021