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Kathryn Gray is a Welsh poet.

Kathryn Gray
Born1973 (age 45–46)
Caerphilly, Wales
OccupationPoet and writer
EducationUniversity of Bristol
Notable awardsEric Gregory Award



Kathryn Gray was born in Wales in 1973 and grew up in Swansea. She studied German and Medieval Studies and at the University of Bristol.[1][2]

Gray's first poetry collection, Never—Never, was published in 2004 by Seren Books. She was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and the Forward Prize for best first collection for her work.[3]

Gray published the poetry pamphlet, Flowers in 2017.[4] Her work has appeared in several literary journals, including the Times Literary Supplement, the Independent, the Poetry Review and Poetry Wales.

Gray has taught poetry at the Poetry School, London and the Arvon Foundation. She is a director of Literature Wales. She was editor of New Welsh Review for three years. She currently works for a literary research project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, investigating Welsh poetry in English since 1997, Devolved Voices.[1] Gray lives in London.




  1. ^ a b "Kathryn Gray". Literature across Frontiers. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Kathyrn Gray". Seren Books. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Trustees". The Poetry Society. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  4. ^ Joseph, Alex. "Alex Josephy on Flowers by Kathryn Gray". London Grip. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Forward Poetry Prize". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 September 2018.