Kathy Pimlott



My debut full collection, the small manoeuvres, was published in April 2022 by Verve Poetry Press. I have two pamphlets with The Emma Press, Elastic Glue​ (2019) and Goose Fair Night (2016). I've been published in magazines including Magma, Mslexia, Brittle Star, The North,  Poem​The Rialto, Under the Radar, Morning Star, Fenland Reed, Finished Creatures, 14 and South Bank Poetry; and in several anthologies. On-line, I'm one of 20 poets in the Poetry Archive's permanent WordView 2020 CollectionThe Stare's Nest, And Other Poems, Ink, Sweat & Tears, The Friday Poem and ​Proletarian Poet. Recently I have begun to lead workshops and have delivered them at the Verve and Poetry in Aldeburgh Festivals. 

You can hear me read and discuss a poem on A Mouthful of Air, read interviews with me on Pam Johnson's blog site Words Unlimited, in Nottingham's ace independent newspaper Left Lion and on the TCS Network site  (on being a late-starter poet).

My poetry heroine/mentor is Mimi Khalvati. I'm currently a member of an on-line workshopping group convened by Paul Stephenson.  I was in the last cohort of the Aldeburgh Eight and was awarded places on the Poetry Business's Writing School 2017/18 and the Ledbury Festival Development Programme - Voice Workshop 2017.

​​I was born and raised in Nottingham but have spent my adult life in London, the last 45 + years in Covent Garden, specifically Seven Dials, home of the broadsheet and the ballad. I've been a social worker and community activist, worked on a political and financial risk journal, in arts television and artist development. I currently earn my living as the administrator of a charitable trust which undertakes community-led public realm projects.