Society of Authors Awards June 2011 Kim Moore  Eric Gregory Awards

Kim Moore was born in 1981 and lives and works in Cumbria.

Her first full length collection “The Art of Falling” was published by Seren in April 2015.  She won a New Writing North Award in 2014, an Eric Gregory Award in 2011 and the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize in 2012.

In 2014 she was Poet in Residence for Ilkley Literature Festival and Digital Poet in Residence for The Poetry School.

Her first pamphlet ‘ If We Could Speak Like Wolves’ was a winner in The Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition, judged by Carol Ann Duffy.  ‘If We Could Speak Like Wolves’ was chosen as an Independent Book of the Year in 2012 and was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Pamphlet Award and the Lakeland Book of the Year Award.

Her poems have been published in Poetry Review, Poetry London, Poem, The TLS, Ambit, The Rialto, The North, Magma, Staple, Stand, Iota, Mslexia, The New Writer, Obsessed With Pipework, Brittle Star, The Interpreter’s House, The Frogmore Papers, Orbis and Other Poetry.

Her work has been anthologised in Salt’s ‘Best British Poetry 2012′ and Oxfam’s ‘Lung Jazz’ .

Her reviews and articles have been published in Poetry Review, Mslexia, Artemis, Agenda and Under the Radar.

She has performed her poetry in various venues around the North West and further afield.  Kim is an experienced teacher and workshop leader and has ran poetry workshops for many organisations, including Leeds Writer’s Circle, The Wordsworth Trust, PEN and recently a ten week project in a north west prison for Apples and Snakes.

Kim is available for workshops and readings.  Please get in touch for more information.

17 responses »

  1. Hi Kim, just read your poem, “My people”, which was suggested at our Writing Group as a stimulus. It is brilliant and I was able to find many ways of looking at my own family, past and present. Thank you!

  2. Hello,
    Read your hilarious & excellent poem about cursing the brass players, in The Rialto. Will tell brass-band friend about it.

  3. hi Kim
    I just wanted to say thank you for sending me If We Could Speak Like Wolves a few months ago. It is one of my favourite collections of this year.
    Catherine

  4. Hi Kim !! I Just started following you, and read your poem the hunt. I love your wording, and style !! I’m a beginner at sharing my stuff, and I’m enjoying your style. Very refreshing.

  5. Incredibly moving: Phoenix and Pandora. (My reading of your terrific poem, thanks to Sam Heughan.) Kim – best wishes for your future.

  6. You do seem to be getting mentioned!! Beth Wesson has just written about In That Year on her blog. I wondered what blessings may come your way, with a Hi from Heughan. Enjoy.

  7. Kim – I saw you perform/read at the Cumbria Life Culture Awards this week and thought you were fabulous – it was real pleasure to hear you (and then subsequently learn you’re part of the Soul Survivors too – double joy). Thank you Andy

  8. Hi Kim, Great to see another local writer on the Poetry Society longlist. I’m down to doing one days teaching up at Kirkbampton. I was lucky enough to get a local part time job at Wordsworth House. Anyway, big congrats on making it to the final judging. Cheers, Alison B

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