Belinda Singleton comes from a business background in strategic management, primarily linked to written and oral communication. This included such hands-on experience as setting up and assessing courses at Wormwood Scrubs and Eton.
She took up poetry again as a core passion in 2008. She has been published in poetry magazines and anthologies, mostly in the UK, and has been placed or commended in various national poetry competitions. She won the John Clare Open Poetry Competition Prize in 2011.
She reads at several venues in London and has been Chairman of the long-standing Wey Poets group, based in Guildford, for the past five years. She is editor of their anthology Ripples(publication, Autumn 2016).
Kathryn Southworth was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, and now lives in Camden Town, London and Prinknash, Gloucestershire. She is married with three surviving children and three grandchildren.
She has always written poetry but returned to it in earnest only after a long career as an academic in midlands universities. She was a founding fellow of the English Association, Head of English and Cultural Studies at the University of Wolverhampton and held senior management posts there and at Newman University and also worked for the Quality Assurance Agency. She has been a governor of the Camden and Islington Mental Health Trust and is currently a governor of Rose Bruford College of Drama and Theatre Arts.
She has published poetry and reviews in several magazines and anthologies and reads at a number of London poetry venues, including the Poetry Café and Torriano Meeting House. The literary canon informs her writing, as does her Catholic faith, surreptitiously.
'Two distinct but complementary voices form this pamphlet in a true “dialogue on light and sound”, riffing on the subject in a way that’s at once humane and scientific .The whole work could be said to set out an answer to the question Kathryn Southworth poses to close the pamphlet
“…why then should we be concerned
if a perturbation of light
is all we are”.
It is a joy to read.'
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