Bethany W. Pope
Bethany W Pope is an LBA winning author, and a finalist for the Faulkner-Wisdom Awards, the Cinnamon Press Novel competition, and the Ink, Sweat and Tears poetry commission, with many other prize listings for prose and poetry. She received her PhD from Aberystwyth University’s Creative Writing programme, and her MA from the University of Wales Trinity St David. She has published several collections of poetry: A Radiance (Cultured Llama, 2012) Crown of Thorns, (Oneiros Books, 2013), The Gospel of Flies (Writing Knights Press 2014), and Undisturbed Circles (Lapwing, 2014). Her latest collection, The Rag and Boneyard, was released by Indigo Dreams in 2016 and her chapbook, Among the White Roots, will be released by Three Drops Press this Autumn. Her work has appeared in many literary magazines across Europe, and in several anthologies including The Poet’s Quest for God (Eyewear), A Flock of Shadows (Parthian Books), and Hallelujah for 50ft Women (Bloodaxe Books). Masque is her first novel, a richly gothic re-telling of Gaston Leroux's phantom of the opera, and was published in 2016.