Kathryn Gray was born in Caerphilly in 1973 and raised in Swansea. She studied German and Medievalism at the Universities of Bristol and York. She received an Eric Gregory Award in 2001, and her poems and reviews have appeared in leading newspapers and journals such as The TLS, The Independent, Poetry Review, Poetry Wales, Planet, Agenda and Stand. She was nominated for the Poetry Society’s New Poet of the Year Award in 2001 and in the same year was included in Anvil New Poets 3. Her debut collection, The Never-Never, was published by Seren in 2004. The Never-Never was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and for the 2004 T.S. Eliot Prize. She is currently writing her second collection of poems and a creative non-fiction work. She is a member of the Academi Board and the editor of Wales’s leading literary journal New Welsh Review.