Katherine Stansfield

Katherine Stansfield grew up in Cornwall and now lives in Cardiff. Her poems have appeared in The North, Magma, Poetry Wales, The Interpreter's House, And Other Poems, Butcher's Dog, and as ‘Poem of the Week’ in The Guardian. Her second collection We Could Be Anywhere By Now is available now; the book was supported by a bursary from Literature Wales. She teaches for the Open University and is a Royal Literary Fund Fellow. She also writes novels.


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Author Events

Thursday 4th June, 19:30

This month we welcome Katherine Stansfield and Christina Thatcher to Virtual First Thursday to read from their new poetry collections, both of which have launched during lockdown. The evening will follow our usual format of two readings followed by an open mic.  In her second collection, We Could Be Anywhere by Now, Katherine Stansfield brings us poems about placement and displacement full of both wry comedy and uneasy tension. Stints in Wales, Italy and Canada, plus return trips to her native Cornwall all spark poems delighting in the off-key, the overheard, the comedy and pathos of everyday...