Kathryn Simmonds

Kathryn Simmonds was born in 1972. Her poetry collection Sunday at the Skin Launderette won the Forward Prize for best first collection in 2008 and was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award.  In 2013 she became the first Poet-in-Residence at The Charles Causley Trust and published her second poetry collection, The Visitations (Seren, 2013). Love and Fallout, also published by Seren, is her first novel.