Kei Miller has selected Poetry Society Member Kathryn Bevis as the winner of the Poets & Players poetry competition. In fact, all but one of the winners are Poetry Society Members, with Lauren Garland and Anna Kisby completing the top three, and Lydia Harris winning an Honourable Mention alongside Pauline Plummer.
Kathryn Bevis is an emerging poet and educator. She is founder of The Writing School in Winchester and hosts a Poetry for Wellbeing project for service users of the mental health charity Mind, funded by Arts Council England. Kathryn was a runner up in the Out-Spoken Prize for Poetry, 2019.
Poets & Players is known for its imaginative programming of complementary arts — poetry with music, dance and visual art — in several striking settings in Manchester, UK, particularly the Whitworth Art Gallery. Newer writers are showcased alongside established poets and musicians.
11 June 2019