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Nigel Kent – Poet

Nigel Kent is a four times Pushcart Prize nominated poet (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022) and reviewer who lives in rural Worcestershire. He is an active member of the Open University Poetry Society, managing its website and occasionally editing its workshop magazine.

He has been shortlisted for several national competitions and his poetry has appeared in a wide range of anthologies and magazines. Some of his work has been translated by Mariana Zavati Gardner for the Romanian literary journals, Banchetful and Pro Saeculum

He is the author of two collections, and four pamphlets: a collection of ekphrastic poems,  Unmuted, Hedgehog Press, 2021;  his first collection,  Saudade, Hedgehog Press, 2019 ; a pamphlet exploring the effects of the pandemic,  Psychopathogen, Hedgehog Poetry Press, 2020, which was nominated for the 2020 Michael Marks Award for Poetry Pamphlets and made the Poetry Book Society’s Winter List, 2020; a self-published book of photopoetry in collaboration with photographer, Nick Browne, A Voice and A Vision (2021); and two poetry conversations with Sarah Thomson, Thinking You Home and A Hostile Environment, Hedgehog Poetry Press, 2018.

In 2021 and 2022 he was shortlisted for the Saboteur Award for Reviewer of Literature.

If you wish to contact him about his poetry or a review, please use the Contact page or email him at

You can follow him on Twitter @kent_nj

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