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Nicky Kippax

  • Northern Debut Awards for Poetry, 2022
Nicky Kippax

Nicky Kippax is a poet from York. Her work can be found in many anthologies and magazines – including, most recently, Poetry News, The Rialto and The Alchemy Spoon – and has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, the Bath Fiction Prize and the Live Canon International Poetry Prize. Nicky recently completed a Masters in Creative Writing at York St John University where she was awarded the final project prize and where she now teaches creative writing for adults who use mental health services. She is also a mum to two children, runs a family bakery and is editing her first collection.


‘Winning a Northern Writers’ Award is massively thrilling – I had to read the email quite a few times before it sank in! The bursary will allow me to take some valuable breathing space away from my day job and I’m really excited about what the mentoring will bring to my development as a writer. The award means such a lot right now especially, because it has given me the confidence to continue with my poetry at a time when other life events could easily have taken over. I’m hugely grateful and can’t wait to get started.’

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