Greta Sykes is a German/English writer and artist. She is a trained Child Psychologist and has taught at the Institute of Education, now UCL, London. She has produced two volumes of poetry, the most recent called ‘The Shipping news and other poems’, as well as two novels, ‘Under Charred Skies’, 2016, and ‘The Defeat of Gilgamesh’, 2020. She organises ‘London Voices Poetry Group’ events, with its occasional anthologies. She is an Associate Researcher at UCL on Antiquity and the Middle Ages with a focus on women’s emancipation. Her essays can be found on liveencounters.net and academia.edu.
Greta was born in Oppenheim/Rhein. Her family moved to the burnt out town of Hamburg, which she left for London in her early twenties. She fell in love with the old streets and Dickensian buildings. Her art, paintings and writings examine nature and the role of women in history and society. Greta lives and works in Crouch End, London and Levanto in Italy. She has two sons.