Purple Poetess is on Poetry 24!

Dakota.me.uk's very own Katy Konrad has had several poems published recently on Poetry 24, a website which publiches poems inspired by current affairs and news stories, in the In Brief section


'Avochaos' -about the Millenial Railcard fiasco -was published on 16th March.

'Bulletproof'  -about the Florida school shooting -was published on 25th February

Poetry 24 is open to submissions, see submission guidelines here


Editor Martin Hodges is very quick and responsive at replying to submissions.

Katy Konrad is from Somerset, and has spent the last seventeen years living in the North West. Katy has been writing since childhood. Her first published poem was ‘Fragments’ in In The Red in 2003, which is in The Poetry Library in London.

Since 2009 she has had over 20 further poems published. Katy featured as an emerging poet and 3 poems published in Social-i, and had poems in exhibitions at The Grosvenor Museum. A runner up in Dead Good Poets Liverpool’s Most Romantic Poet slam in 2010, she appeared on Vintage Radio in 2011. She performs in the North and South West and is a regular at Chester Poets. She has read at Liver Bards at The Ship and Mitre in Liverpool in 2012 and 2013.   Her book review for dakota.me.uk, featured in 2012 on More4’s TV Book Club. Katy performed at the Callander Poetry Festival in Scotland in 2012 and 2015. She has also performed at Wirral Festival of Firsts. Katy has taken part in NaPoWriMo since 2012, and is currently working on her first collection.

Katy embraces social media and new technology; audio recordings of her reading her poems can be found on her Soundcloud page. In November 2014 she performed in Chester in ‘The Quiet Compere’ as part of an event in ten cities in the North, one of ten Chester Poets chosen to represent the city. She performed at Wrexham Carnival of Words in 2015. In 2016 she performed at Seeds festival in Chester.  Katy has taken part in NaPoWriMo since 2012, and is currently working on her first collection. Her poem ‘Totality’ was published by Silver Birch Press, based in LA, in their Me at 17 series, in 2017.