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SOPHIE McKEAND

Writer | Poet | Performer

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.

"This is mythological, musical poetry that not only crosses borders but seems to dismantle them entirely, collapsing time and space, transfiguring and prefiguring the world we live in."
Martha Sprackland

"A firecracker of a collection. Ideas explode off the page, words pop and fizzle, language and form are ignited and illuminated with the ingenuity of McKeand's searingly bright imagination."
Kaite O'Reilly

"Sophie McKeand is a force. Her 'heart is anchored' in the nature and topography of North Wales. She is intimately engaged with the elements and agents which form landscape."
Chris Kinsey

"These are breathing, shape-shifting poems, not completed thoughts; image after image drawing the reader closer to understanding about the world at large and in micro."
Clare e Potter

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