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SOPHIE McKEAND

Writer | Poet | Performer | Community Participatory Arts

Young People's Laureate Wales April 2016 - 2018.
Winner of the Out Spoken award for Innovation in Poetry 2015.
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onglisted for the Poetry Society's National Poetry Competition in 2014.

"Sophie writes poems in which strange, old, true things are forced into contact with the present. They twist and turn and you never get quite what you expect from them, which is what gives them their power… some of the most interesting poems I've read in a long while. Genuinely original."
Paul Kingsnorth

"An allusive, restless sensibility turned outwards to the world; her words have heft,
they grasp their way out of poetry into landscape."

Jay Griffiths

"Sophie McKeand embodies her poems in performance, the words flying off the page
and flashing like fireflies. The effect is mesmerising and visceral."

Fiona Owen

T: 07943 640 028
E: words@sophiemckeand.com

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