Welcome to Will Kemp Online



Will Kemp is a writer of poems and stories (both literary fiction and creative non-fiction). He is a planning consultant and also teaches Creative Writing at the University of York.


He has won the Keats-Shelley Prize (2016), the Cinnamon Short Story Competition (2015), the Cinnamon Pamphlet Competition (2014), the Debut Collection Award (2010) and the Envoi International (2010).  He has also been well-placed in other national competitions, coming second in the Poetry Stanza’s Stanza Competition (2011).


Will has had over 300 poems published in national journals, newspapers and magazines, including: Acumen; Aesthetica; Ambit; Envoi; The French Literary Review; The Guardian; The Interpreter’s House; Iota; Magma; The North; Obsessed With Pipework; Orbis; Other Poetry; Poetry News; The Rialto; The SHOp; Smith’s Knoll; The Times.


Cinnamon Press has published his first three full collections, Nocturnes (2011), Lowland (2013) and The Painters Who Studied Clouds (2016), as well as his award-winning pamphlet, The Missing Girl (2015).  Cinnamon will also publish his next collection, In Another Life (2019).