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Living Published Women Poets in the UK
Catherine Byron
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Catherine Byron poet

Catherine Byron was born in Belfast but lived in Scotland before moving to England and settling in the Midlands.

Publications:

The Getting of Vellum (Salmon 2001)

The Fat-Hen Field Hospital (Bristol 1993)

Settlements and Samhain (Bristol 1993)

Out of Step: Pursuing Seamus Heaney to Purgatory (prose) (Bristol 1992)

In 1998 the Poetry Society commissioned Catherine Byron to write a long poem for their Poetry Places project and her poem Renderers was published on their website http://www.poetrysociety.org.uk/places/cbyron.htm.  She received an Arts Council of England Writer’s Award for poetry for a collaborative work with Dublin-based artist-calligrapher Denis Brown.

Previously Catherine Byron has worked alongside several glass artists at Sunderland University exploring their thoughts and opinions on the ‘gloryhole’ both as a tool and metaphor.  Catherine Byron has always been interested in writing in differing textual media and collaborations with visual and sound artists.  She has previously taught Writing and Medieval Literature at Nottingham Trent University. Whilst there she collaborated with Norfolk-based painter and printmaker Eileen Coxon to explore the creative potential for writing for and within the internet in a project to trAce, an organisation based at Nottingham Trent University from 1995 – 2005.

“taut, brilliantly focussed, a very exact poet, always hungry to enter other histories” Helen Dunmore

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