Katherine Stansfield appointed first Cornerstone Poet in Residence

22 February 2018 - 03:49pm

Katherine Stansfield appointed first Cornerstone Poet in Residence

22 February 2018 - 03:49pm

Over the weekend of 16–18 February 2018, Seren and Cornerstone co-hosted  Cardiff’s first poetry festival. In excess of 600 people attended the programme of events, which featured 18 poets including Costa Prize-winner Jonathan Edwards and well-loved Poet Gillian Clarke.

Given the success of the festival, Cornerstone’s Project manager and Poetry Festival Patron Christian Brown OBE KSG has appointed Katherine Stansfield as the first Poet in Residence at Cornerstone. The residency will last for one year, leading into the next poetry festival in February 2019. A pamphlet of Katherine’s poems about the experience will be produced in time for next year’s festival.

Katherine Stansfield is a novelist and poet. Her debut poetry collection, Playing House, was published by Seren in 2014.