Lauren Hollingsworth-Smith

Lauren Hollingsworth-Smith

Lauren Hollingsworth-Smith profile photo for Kendal Poetry Festival 2021

Festival Poet

Lauren Hollingsworth-Smith is a member of Hive’s Poetry Collective and the Writing Squad. Her work has been published in various anthologies including She Will Soar (Pan MacMillan 2020). She was a Foyle Young Poet of the Year, and highly commended in the Young Northern Writers Award in 2019. In 2020, she won the national New Poet’s Prize. She’s performed at various festivals including the Ted Hughes Festival, Off the Shelf Festival of Words and was Young Poet in Residence for Sheaf Poetry Festival (2020). She studies English and French at Oxford University. Her debut collection, Ugly Bird, will be published in June 2021 by Smith/Doorstep Books.

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