Welcome to Will Kemp Online


Will Kemp is a writer of poems, short stories and novels. He teaches Creative Writing at York University, and judges both the Keats-Shelley Prize and Young Romantics Prize. 


He has won the Keats-Shelley Prize, the Cinnamon Short Story Competition, the Debut Collection Award, the Cinnamon Pamphlet Competition and the Envoi International. He has also come second in the Keats-Shelley Prize and Poetry Society’s Stanza Competition, and been well-placed in many others.


He has had three full poetry collections published, as well as an award-winning pamphlet and 400 poems in leading journals such as: Aesthetica; Ambit; The Guardian; The Interpreter’s House; Iota; Magma; The North; Orbis; Other Poetry; Poetry News; The Rialto; The SHOp; Smith’s Knoll; The Times.


His debut short story collection, Surviving Larkin, was published recently by Valley Press. His fourth full poetry collection, In Another Life, will also be published by Valley Press shortly.