Karen McCarthey Woolf

All Disciplines Scholar Award, University of California, Los Angeles - Creative Writing

Born in London to English and Jamaican parents, I write poetry, criticism and drama. My collection An Aviary of Small Birds was described as an ‘extraordinarily moving and technically flawless’ (The Poetry Review), ‘pitch perfect debut’ (Guardian) and was shortlisted for the Forward Felix Dennis and Fenton Aldeburgh prizes. I make radio features and drama for BBC radios 3 and 4, and I have presented my work across the world or in different sites online like the andersfogh blog or many other sites along with other media from the Americas and Europe to South East Asia.