News

2015

~ October

‘Dollywash’ is selected for The Emma Press Anthology of the Sea, Ed. Eve Lacey.

~ September

‘Cloudberries’ & ‘Come Home’ are selected for Mint, the first ARU creative writing anthology.

~ August

‘A Poet Goes Reindeer Herding in Northern Finland’ is longlisted for the Yeovil Literary Prize, judged by Esther Morgan (whose collection Grace, is one of my absolute favourites).

Selected by The Bothy Project for a residency at Sweeney’s Bothy on the island of Eigg in January – I can’t wait to edit The Glass Harvest there!

~ May

Two anthologies in which I contributed poems Furies (For Book’s Sake) & The Charnel House (Bridgedoor Press) were shortlisted in The Saboteur Awards, with The Charnel House winning its category.  Also shortlisted, was a blog project hosted by Rebecca Goss, Poems for Childrens’ Heart Week, for which I donated a poem.

‘Winifred’ is longlisted by Simon Armitage in the Rialto Nature Poetry Competition.

2014

~ June

Commissioned by The Polar Museum, Cambridge to write a poem in response to museum artefacts as part of ‘The Thing Is…‘ project.

Commissioned by The Polar Museum, Cambridge (alongside poet Joe Minden) to create a Poetry Pack teaching resource for children.

~ May

‘Touchstone’ is featured on Rebecca Goss’ Heart Poems blog (www.rebeccagoss.wordpress.com)

~ April

‘Ice Fishing’ appears in Stand (issue 12(2) #202)

~ March

‘Portrait of the Back of my Head’ appears in Mslexia (issue 61)

~ February

‘Sixteen Winters’ accepted for Furies anthology (For Book’s Sake)

~ January

‘Fool’s Gold’ accepted for collaborative ekphrastic anthology with artist Tom de Freston (Bridgehouse Press)

2013

~ September

‘Ice Fishing’ highly commended in Forward Prizes, appears in 2014 anthology.

‘The Spiders of Bear Island’ accepted for Cruising Down the Lane anthology (Ed. Agnes Marton).

~ August

The Snow Queen Retold (collaborative text/textiles exhibition) launches at the Polar Museum, Cambridge.  (photos).

~ June

‘Guacamole’ accepted for Penguin Book of Sex Poems anthology (ed. Sophie Hannah).

2012

~ September 27th
Awarded Arts Council funding for second collection, Call Her Alaska

~ August 30th
‘Firekeepers’ wins 3rd prize in Mslexia Poetry Competition, 2012
(http://www.mslexia.co.uk/whatson/msbusiness/pcomp_winning.php)

~ May 17th
Selected and introduced by Gillian Clarke as Granta New Poet
(http://www.granta.com/New-Writing/New-Poet-Kaddy-Benyon)

~ April 17th
Milk Fever wins the Crashaw Prize
(http://blog.saltpublishing.com/2012/04/17/the-winners-of-the-crashaw-prize-for-poetry-2011/)

2011

Longlisted for Cinammon Poetry Award

2010

Shortlisted for the inaugural Picador Poetry Prize
(http://www.picador.com/blogs/2010/11/Picador-Poetry-Prize-shortlist-announced)

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