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Kathryn Williams

Lyricism and Lyrics: Sylvia Plath and Kathryn Williams

Oct 15, 2015 Comments Off on Lyricism and Lyrics: Sylvia Plath and Kathryn Williams

Northern Soul’s Poetry Correspondent, Wendy Pratt, talks to singer/songwriter Kathryn Williams about Hypoxia, an album written to mark the 50th anniversary of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar. Williams will be performing at the Manchester Literature Festival this weekend. 

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Old St. Stephen’s church

Reforging the Sampo: a defibrillator for poetry

Oct 12, 2015 Comments Off on Reforging the Sampo: a defibrillator for poetry

I get about a bit as a poet, travelling across the country to tiny venues in the back rooms of pubs where an audience of three or four are there for the open mic night and have never heard of me, let alone read my poetry.

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Country lane, Downham © Matthew Graham, 2014

I am the North in Northern Soul

May 12, 2015 Comments Off on I am the North in Northern Soul

This weekend marked Northern Soul‘s second birthday. To commemorate the occasion, Northern Soul‘s Poetry Correspondent Wendy Pratt has written this poem.

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Wendy and Chris Pratt

Speak out and speak up: one woman’s experience with the NHS

Mar 31, 2015 Comments Off on Speak out and speak up: one woman’s experience with the NHS

Northern Soul’s Wendy Pratt writes candidly about her devastating experience with NHS failings, how she came through it, and why she still loves and admires the health service.

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Open University ceremony

The OU: the only truly open university

Nov 21, 2014 2 Comments

I remember watching Open University videos in school.

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Herring Girl: Northern Soul talks to author Debbie Taylor

Aug 21, 2014 Comments Off on Herring Girl: Northern Soul talks to author Debbie Taylor

Northern Soul’s Wendy Pratt Talks to author Debbie Taylor about Herring Girl, Mslexia and taking the scenic route to becoming a writer.

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Women Writers Need Women Writers

Jul 11, 2014 Comments Off on Women Writers Need Women Writers

When I first started writing this article I thought it was going to be about feminism and the modern woman, and how women writers struggle to get published.

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What Motherhood Means

Apr 12, 2014 Comments Off on What Motherhood Means

Below is a poem I wrote in 2010. It is the title poem of my first collection, a pamphlet called Nan Hardwicke Turns into a Hare.

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On Becoming a Poet

Mar 15, 2014 Comments Off on On Becoming a Poet

The first contemporary poet I read was Jackie Kay.

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