Kathryn Bevis is a poet and poetry teacher, founder of The Writing School Online, and was Hampshire Poet 2020-21. She is the Selected Poet for Magma (the Solitude issue) and her poems have appeared widely in magazines and journals, including: Poetry Review, Poetry Wales, Poetry Ireland Review, Wasafiri, Mslexia, The London Magazine, Bad Lilies, The Interpreter’s House, Broken Sleep Books, Under the Radar, and iamb; they have also featured on BBC Radio 4.
In 2022, she co-won the Mairtín Crawford Award for Poetry, was a winner in the Poetry Society Member’s Competition, won first and second prize in the Second Light Poetry Competition, came second in the York Poetry Prize, been commended in both the Hippocrates Prize for Medicine and Poetry and the Verve Poetry Competiton, shortlisted for the Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competiton, longlisted for the National Poetry Competition, and her pamphlet manuscript was highly commended in the 2021 and 2022 Mslexia Pamphlet Competition. In 2019, she won both the Poets & Players Competition and the Against the Grain Competition.
Kathryn designs and delivers Poetry for Wellbeing courses for adults in mental health settings, substance-misuse recovery settings, and prisons and she is the editor of two anthologies of poetry by new and emerging poets. She is working towards her first collection.
Her debut pamhlet Flamingo is forthcoming in October 2022.