“I was incredibly fortunate to have been mentored by Kaddy Benyon; her meticulous, incisive and honest feedback on my writing helped me immensely at a crucial stage in my life as a writer. She is a warm, genuinely encouraging and supportive mentor, and I would highly recommend her to any writer looking to develop their work further”.

~ Megan Hunter, author of The End We Start From (Picador, 2017)


“Having Kaddy as a mentor transformed my writing.  Through her careful, thorough lesson plans, Kaddy catered to my needs and anxieties without sacrificing direction or focus.  She read and interacts with your poems as if she’s a character inside them, helping you to see what might be clouding a story.  She is so knowledgeable as a researcher, writer and editor, that you can’t help learn from her in simple conversation.  The resources she brings are endless, and she treats your writing with respect.  Perhaps most invaluable is Kaddy’s enthusiasm.  She eats, breathes, sleeps, lives for poetry, and a writer can’t help but improve in her care”.

~ Natalya Anderson, winner of The Bridport Prize for Poetry, 2014

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