Catherine SmithCatherine Smith

Catherine Smith writes poetry, fiction and radio drama. She was included in the 'Next Generation' promotion (Arts Council/PBS) of 'the twenty most exhilarating new poets in the UK' and two of her poetry collections, The New Bride (2000) and Lip (2008) were short-listed for The Forward Prize. Her poetry has been broadcast on BBC Radio, and she has undertaken fiction commissions for the BBC. Her short fiction has been widely published and anthologised, and two of her stories have been broadcast on Radio Four's 'Afternoon Reading.' Her radio play, Jellybelly, was broadcast in 2006. In collaboration with Lewes Live Literature, she adapted three of her short stories, about secrets and their consequences, from her collection, The Biting Point, for a Live Literature performance, Weight, using professional crew. Her poetry collection, Otherwhere, was published in October 2012. She teaches for the Arvon Foundation, The Poetry School and Varndean 6th Form College. She is currently working on a new fiction project and another poetry collection.

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