Kate Hendry is a writer, teacher and editor.

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She has taught English and creative writing for the Open University, Edinburgh Napier, in prisons, FE colleges and schools. She was the 2013-14 Scottish Book Trust Reader in Residence at the National Library of Scotland.

Her poetry has been published in many magazines and anthologies, including Agenda, The North, Northwords Now and The Rialto. Her first collection, The Lost Original is published by Happenstance Press.

The Lost Original

Her short fiction has also been widely published. Her story ‘My Husband Wants to Talk to Me Again’ was selected for Salt’s Best British Short Stories 2016. Other stories can be found in New Writing Scotland, Mslexia and the Bridport Anthology 2009. In 2008 she received a Scottish Arts Council New Writer’s Bursary.


She has edited three anthologies of poems for The Scottish Poetry Library: The Poem Goes to Prison, Tools of the Trade: Poems for New Doctors, and To Learn the Future: Poems for Teachers.

To Learn the Future

She ran the Nothing But the Poem reading groups at the Scottish Poetry Library for a number of years and has delivered reading workshops at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. She is a member of Shore Poets, one of Edinburgh’s oldest live poetry platforms, and is a trustee of StAnza, Scotland’s international poetry festival.

A member of the Scottish Book Trust Live Literature scheme, Kate Hendry is available to run creative writing workshops and reading groups for adults and children.

The Lost Original is available to buy from Happenstance Press.

Tools of the Trade: Poems for New Doctors and To Learn the Future: Poems for Teachers are available to buy from the Scottish Poetry Library

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