Pat Winslow took up writing in 1987 after working for twelve years in national touring and theatre in education. Her most recent collection is Kissing Bones, published by Templar Poetry. Previous collections include Unpredictable Geometry, Dreaming of Walls Repeating Themselves and Skin & Dust. She has been a winner in several major competitions including Magma, the Rialto, the Bridport, the Keats-Shelley and Strokestown International Poetry Prize. Pat's fiction appears in anthologies and magazines. She is also a storyteller and gives talks in schools and community venues. In 2012 she was invited to speak at the HAI/HUMANI all-Ireland Summer School on the arts.
Pat has worked as a writer in residence in a prison and two hospitals. She has extensive experience of running workshops in schools as well as in further and community education. This year Pat was appointed Literary Awards Workshop Facilitator by Brighton-based Creative Future. She has also been working with Oxford Concert Party on an inter-generational music and poetry project with the Ashmolean Museum. Pat is a celebrant for the British Humanist Association too.
Yes, there is still time to write...just! "Every so often a poet will come along and quite literally take your breath away. 'Unpredictable Geometry' is without doubt one of the finest collections I have read in a long time. Winslow is an actor turned poet, who has published several collections... The poems gathered here are in turns moving, dark and astonishing. From a commonplace train journey, through scarecrows and ghosts, to the survival of a Holocaust victim, the poet's unwavering touch, perceptive voice and skilful manipulation of language impresses. There is not a moment which is not fresh, intelligent, unusual and unpredictable. A superb collection and I, for one, will be ordering several copies for deserving friends." - Victoria Buckley, The Frogmore Papers