Meet the Poet
Bethany W Pope
Bethany W Pope is an LBA winning author, and a finalist for the Faulkner-Wisdom Awards, the Cinnamon Press Novel competition, and the Ink, Sweat and Tears poetry commission. She placed third in the Bare Fiction Poetry Competition, second in this year’s Bristol Poetry Prize, was long-listed for the Bare Fiction short-story contest, and short-listed for The Arianne’s Thread Poetry Contest. She was recently highly commended in this year’s Poetry London Competition. Bethany was recently nominated for the 2014 Pushcart Prize. She won the Bookends Bookshop Haiku Competition and she was a finalist for The Divine Comedy Poetry Contest in conjunction with the National Museum of African Art and the Smithsonian Institution. She received her PhD from Aberystwyth University’s Creative Writing program, and her MA from the University of Wales Trinity St David. She has published several collections of poetry: A Radiance (Cultured Llama, 2012) Crown of Thorns, (Oneiros Books, 2013), The Gospel of Flies (Writing Knights Press 2014), and Undisturbed Circles (Lapwing, 2014). Her first novel, Masque, will be published by Seren in 2016. Bethany currently makes her home in Swindon, UK. Read.