Cristina Newton


Cristina Navazo-Eguía Newton published two collections in Spanish before moving to Britain in 2001. Her English poems appear in Wasafiri, PN Review, Poetry London, Long Poem Magazine, Best of Poetry London and elsewhere, and have been commended at Troubadour, Nottingham, Strokestown (Ireland) and Gregory O’Donoghue (Ireland). She is a winner of the Poetry London and Hope Bourne competitions. Her third collection, Cry Wolf, received a Straid Award and is published by Templar.

Her poems have appeared in Question, Islands are but Mountains, Wretched Strangers, Wasafiri, iOTA,  Tears in the Fence, Long Poem Magazine, The Interpreter’s House, PN Review, Poetry London, Exmoor Review, Southword, Assent, Aesthetica, Domestic Cherry, Simon’s Song, Red Ink,  A Day in The Life of 100 Women in Britain, and other publications.

Cristina holds an MA in English Language and Literature with the University of Valladolid and has worked as a lecturer in Spain and now in UK. She is a Creative and Critical Writing PhD student at Cardiff University, where she is working on a project entitled The Sound of a Stone Thrown at a Boy.

She is the founder and organiser of the Battered Moons Poetry Competition, which has enjoyed, from 2010 to 2019, the good fortune of  9 eminent poets as judges: Martin Malone, Lesley Saunders, Michael Symmons Roberts, Alice Oswald, David Morley, Daljit Nagra, Malika Booker, Jacob Sam-La Rose and Zoë Brigley Thompson.

Cristina is also involved in workshops and performances, and works as a speaker and free-lance editor.

Cristina is the singing half of Flame&co, with Haydn Bonadie on guitar.

Participation in Poetry Projects

Cristina has been fortunate to take part in the transnational film-poetry project Wild Whispers,   led by Chaucer Cameron and Helen Dewbery.

She has been part of the Travellers without Baggage project, a tribute to Valerie Clarke featuring Mimi Khalvati,  Separate Ways, on Swindon’s Museum collection of art, led by Tamar Yoseloff, and the poetry translation project Londinium, by Anthony Fisher.



Straid Award to Poetry Collection for Cry Wolf 
Templar Poetry

Other Prizes

Troubadour International Poetry Prize

Hope Bourne Poetry Competition

Poetry London Competition 2011
PN Review 205, May-June 2012
SOUTHWORD journal – Gregory O’Donoghue Prize

Question Journal
‘Wak Wak’

‘Kissing’, at And Other Poems

‘Daughter’ – Peony Moon

‘Welcome to Eritrea’ at Counter Punch


Cry Wolf
By George Szirtes in Poetry London
By Stephen Critelli in Against Interpretation

Battered Moons, with David Morley and others, at Swindon Festival of Poetry
and also at

Vanguard Readings
and also at


Cheltenham Poetry Festival

3 thoughts on “BIO

    1. My pleasure. And a joy to hear you read ‘About the Fish in Lake Langano’ again. I don’t think my of my own website, which languishes with neglect, but thank you for the kind words. You may have prompted me to shake it up a bit. Hope to see you at the next Troubadour.

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