‘The Visitations’ is the new collection of poetry by UEA Creative Writing alumna Kathryn Simmonds and has just been published by Seren. Kathryn graduated from the UEA Creative Writing (Poetry) MA in 2002. She received an Eric Gregory Award in the same year and published a pamphlet, ‘Snug’, in 2004. Her debut collection, ‘Sunday at the Skin Launderette’, won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 2008 and was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. Her short stories have been published in a number of magazines and broadcast on Radio 4, and she has written an afternoon play for Radio 4, ‘Poetry for Beginners’. Earlier this year she was appointed as the inaugural Charles Causley Poet in Residence. Her first novel ‘Love and Fallout’ will be published by Seren in 2014.