I am a writer, editor and teacher based in Edinburgh. I also run reading groups at the Scottish Poetry Library. My first collection of poems, The Lost Original, was published by HappenStance Press in 2016.
My poetry and short fiction has been widely published in magazines and anthologies, including Agenda, Harpers, Mslexia, New Writing Scotland, The North and The Rialto. I received a New Writers' Busary in 2008 for a collection of linked short stories and I was a runner up in the Bridport Prize in 2009 for one of those stories. My short story 'My Husband Wants to Talk to Me Again' was selected for Salt's Best British Short Stories 2016. I was the Scottish Book Trust's Writer in Residence at the National Library of Scotland in 2013-14. My first collection of poems, The Lost Original, was published by HappenStance Press in 2016.
I have taught English and Creative Writing in schools, libraries, colleges, universities , prisons and in the community. I have taught for the Open University and I currently teach English in a secondary school. I also run reading groups for the Scottish Poetry Library.
I am an editor for the new edition of Tools of the Trade, an anthology of poetry for new doctors. I also edited The Poem Goes to Prison (Scottish Poetry Library: 2010). I was the founding editor of STIR, the award-winning magazine for the creative arts in prisons.
For more information, see www.katehendry.net.
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