Katherine Pierpoint’s poetry collection, Truffle Beds (Faber, 1995), has won various awards, and was recommended by the Poetry Book Society. Her work also appears in several anthologies.
In 1996 she was named Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year. Since then, she has travelled in India and Egypt thanks to a Somerset Maugham Award, enjoyed various writing residencies and retreats, and attended contemporary poetry conferences in the UK, Italy, Poland, Spain, Mexico, Slovenia and Sweden.
In 1999 she was the first poet-in-residence at a police station, as part of Salisbury’s “Last Words” Festival. In 2003 she visited a contemporary poetry conference in Macedonia.
Katherine also teaches creative writing for the Arvon Foundation, tutoring poetry courses for young people and adults, and contributed to the University of Kent’s certificate course in Creative Writing.