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Kaddy Benyon: Two Poems

Kaddy Benyon & Gillian Clarke

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Kaddy Benyon

Kaddy Benyon was born in Cambridge in 1973 and studied Literature, Life & Thought at Liverpool John Moores University and has an MA in Creative Writing from Anglia Ruskin University. She worked as a freelance television scriptwriter and novelist prior to having children. Her poems have appeared in Mslexia, Ambit, London Magazine, Popshot, the Frogmore Papers and Stand. She was shortlisted for both the 2010 Fish Poetry Prize and the inaugural Picador Poetry Prize. In 2011 she won the Crawshaw Poetry Prize.

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Gillian Clarke

Gillian Clarke was born in Cardiff, Wales and is a poet, playwright, editor, translator (from Welsh) and President of Ty Newydd, the writers´ centre in North Wales which she co-founded in 1990. Tutor on M.Phil. course in Creative Writing, the University of Glamorgan, since 1994. Her poetry is studied by GCSE and A Level students throughout Britain. She has travelled in Europe and the United States giving poetry readings and lectures, and her work has been translated into ten languages. She has a daughter and two sons, and now lives with her husband (an architect) on a smallholding in Ceredigion, where they raise a small flock of sheep, and care for the land according to organic and conservation practice.

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