Saturday, 11 January 2020

Kitty Coles : part one

Kitty Coles’ poems have been widely published in magazines and anthologies and have been nominated for the Forward Prize, Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Her debut pamphlet, Seal Wife (2017), was joint winner of the Indigo Dreams Pamphlet Prize. Her first collection, Visiting Hours, will be published in 2020 by The High Window.

How did you first engage with poetry?

Through nursery rhymes and my mum reciting ballads like ‘Sir Patrick Spens’ when I was very young. I’m still more interested in how poetry reaches us when it’s heard than when it’s read off the page. For me, the words need to feel right in the mouth and have a rightness to their sound and rhythm.

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