“Watching narrowly: an evening of poetry”

at the Great Barn, Selborne

To commemorate the 300th anniversary of Gilbert White’s birth, Winchester Poetry Festival and Kathryn Bevis, Hampshire Poet 2020, present a poetry reading filmed and recorded in the Great Barn on Gilbert White’s estate.


Kathryn will be joined by Isabel Rogers and Stephen Boyce. Each poet will read work responding to the natural world.

Due to Covid restrictions this event will be performed without an audience however it will be filmed and available via our YouTube channel later this month.

Kathryn Bevis is Hampshire Poet 2020


Kathryn is the founder of The Writing School in Winchester (www.thewritingschool.co.uk). 


In 2019 she won the Poets and Players and Against the Grain competitions, and was also shortlisted for the Nine Arches Primers scheme. She is working towards her first collection.

Stephen Boyce is a prize-winning poet and co-founder of Winchester Poetry Festival.


Stephen is the author of three poetry collections, The Blue Tree (Indigo Dreams 2019), The Sisyphus Dog (Worple 2014), and Desire Lines (Arrowhead 2010). He has also published three pamphlet collections.


Stephen lives in north Dorset. www.stephenboycepoetry.com

Isabel Rogers’ first poetry collection, Don’t Ask, came out in 2017 with Eyewear Publishing. Her work has appeared in various magazines including Poetry, Poetry Wales, Under the Radar and Mslexia, and has been widely anthologised. She won the 2014 Cardiff International Poetry Competition, and was Hampshire Poet in 2016.


Isabel is currently writing the Stockwell Park Orchestra series of comic novels published with Farrago (Life, Death and CellosBold as Brass; with the third book, Continental Riff, due out in January 2021).


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