Kay Syrad

Kay Syrad has published two novels and three collections of poetry. She was Poetry Editor for Envoi from 2014-2020 and writes poetry reviews and articles for a range of journals. Her latest collection of eco-poetry – What is near (Cinnamon Press, 2021) – is ‘a quiet engagement with moss, air, horizons, the political, the scientific, the human, the non-human and the spaces-between where these things meet.’ (Kim Lasky)

What is near: ‘…a delicate yet impassioned fusion of elegy, activism and wonder.’

Cinnamon Press September 2021


Kay is also half of the composite eco-poet kin’d & kin’d with Clare Whistler, with whom she writes collaboratively and runs eco-poetry workshops and events (see Blog for details of their upcoming programme). kin’d & kin’d have recently graduated from the New School of the Anthropocene in London, where they conducted a research project, The Evolution of a Thought about Courage in the Anthropocene, which culminated in creating (with designer Larch Rose) a Cloak for Courage, in two parts. More information at QR code below.

kin’d & kin’d have edited several eco-poetry anthologies: their latest publication is Wild Correspondings: an eco-poetry source book (Elephant Press, 2021).


Please see Blog posts for information about upcoming readings and workshops, and email Kay through the Contact Form on this site for writing and editing commissions, bespoke workshops, and mentoring.