Amber Kennedy (She/Her)
Co-founder – October 2020 to present
Amber Natalie Kennedy is a poet and fiction writer from Oxfordshire, England. She currently works full time in publishing. She has a master’s degree in Creative Writing and a bachelor’s degree in English Literature, both from Durham University. She has attended and led several different writing groups. Amber has a number of poems published in various literary magazines and has self-published work through Kindle Direct Publishing. She has also collaborated on The End of a Conversation, Durham University Creative Writing Society’s anthology of 2019, as well as Peninsula, Durham University Postgraduate English Department’s anthology of 2021.
Amber’s writing explores some of her most longstanding passions, such as travel and the arts, including drama, painting and architecture. These themes are also central to her cultural and travel blog, The Postcard Review. Both her poetry and prose address complex issues of identity and seek to engage with philosophical questions. The characters in Amber’s novels are often tragic figures struggling with isolation, addiction and obsession. When writing poetry, she enjoys the simultaneously serious, playful and meaningful potential of words, rhythm and rhyme, and explores the musicality of poetry in every verse she writes. For her, poetry is a form of music at one with the intangibility of metaphor and the gravity of feeling. She is keen to engage in more literary journeys which take her in completely new directions, and is enthusiastic about challenging herself to think about the materiality of her work, as well as its content.