Interview with Katherine Moss, winner of the Disabled Poets Prize 2023


In 2023, Katherine Moss won the Best Unpublished Pamphlet category of the inaugural Disabled Poets Prize for her pamphlet ‘The Still Point’. In this audio interview, also available as a transcript, she talks to Spread the Word’s Laura Kenwright about her development as a poet and shares her poetry inspirations.

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Interview with Katherine Moss – transcript: Interview with Katherine Moss (.docx)

Katherine Moss is a recent graduate of The Manchester Writing School and the winner of the Best Unpublished Pamphlet category in the Disabled Poets Prize 2023. Her poetry pamphlet explores the intersection of truth and mythology within family history with a particular interest in the Irish Diaspora. Katherine’s work also examines her own life as a disabled woman and mother. Her poem ‘St Francis’ Satyr’ was published in the journal ‘Consilience’ in October 2022. In October 2020 her monologue, ‘Linda’s Shield’ was produced by The Garrick Theatre in an online performance. The story reflected the impact of high Covid-19 mortality rates for elderly and disabled people in the UK. In 2022 she was awarded the Dr Lee Kai Hung Postgraduate Bursary for her poetry and spoken word project on the life experiences of UK residents of Chinese and British descent. She has also worked as a volunteer editor on the children’s book ‘Tales of the Bold, the Brave and the Beautiful’, the second book from the ‘Stories of Care’ project in Greater Manchester.

You can read an interview with Jamie Field, winner of the Disabled Poets Prize 2023 Best Single Poem category, here.

The Disabled Poets Prize 2024 will open later in the year.

Published 22 June 2023