Congratulations to Beth Davies – The Dead Cat Poetry Prize

Congratulations to Beth Davies of Hive Poetry Collective whose poem We Met You as a Dead Thing came second in The Dead Cat Poetry Prize – an annual poetry competition de(a)dicat(t)ed to the world’s best poetry about felines that have shuffled off their nine mortal coils. You can read her fine poem here.

We’re always looking for new young poets to join Hive Poetry Collective (currently running on Zoom)  Hive Poetry Collective is an every 2 or 3 weeks poetry workshop for young poets 17 to 30 yrs from across South Yorkshire (and nearby), who don’t attend another Hive group) While it’s currently online we are able to support young and emerging writers a little more further afield than South Yorkshire in the nearby north (so join us if you can!). Details here.

Beth Davies is a member of Hive’s poetry collective and the Writing Squad and a Sheffield Young Writers alumnus. She’s been published in various journals and magazines including Rust + Moth, Pulp Poets Press, The Kindling, Atrium and the Young Poets Network. Her work has appeared in various anthologies including Candlestick Press’ Ten Poems about Flowers, Valley Press’ Verse Matters and Hive’s Surfing The Twilight.

Between 2018 and 2020, Beth was editor of The Gentian, Durham University Poetry Society’s official online journal. She has also performed her work as part of South Yorkshire Poetry Festival 2017 and as part of the Hive 2020 showcase at Sheaf Poetry Festival.