Amber Kennedy (She/Her)
Amber Natalie Kennedy is a poet and fiction writer from Oxfordshire, England. She has a master’s degree in Creative Writing and a bachelor’s degree in English Literature, both from Durham University. She also attended the Oxford Story Museum’s Writer’s Squad in 2012-13 and the Collage Writing Room’s Finding the Poem virtual course in 2021. Amber has been a member and leader of The Henry Box School and Durham University creative writing groups. Amber has been published in Better Than Starbucks, Write Now Lit, and the Ice Lolly Review. She has self-published a volume of poetry, Immersion, and a novella, The Remains of Beauty. She has also worked collaboratively 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. Her work has often explored the themes of travel, conflict, identity, spirituality, and philosophy. Additionally, the central themes of Prison House, her first novel, which include architecture, isolation, addiction, fame, and obsession, have been longstanding interests for her. Furthermore, she is fascinated by the interrelationship between the visual arts, music and writing. These themes are also central to her cultural and travel blog, The Postcard Review. 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.