Poet, Playwright, and Fortune Teller

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Kym Deyn is an award-winning poet, playwright and fortune teller. Their work is widely published in a range of anthologies and magazines including The Valley Press Anthology of Prose Poetry, Ink Sweat and Tears, and Neon. They have been shortlisted for awards including the West Yorkshire Playhouse “Airplays” Competition and the Wicked Young Writer’s Awards. They are one of the winners of the 2020 Outspoken Prize for poetry. They are a recent graduate of Durham University, where they studied Classical Civilisations, and they are now working towards their Creative Writing MA at Newcastle, where they’re currently based.

Their work is concerned with queerness in every sense of the term. They have a particular fondness for the strange and unusual: necromancy and inheritance; bog bodies and memory; working class witchcraft.

They produce and write audio drama through Crow and Kettle Presents, and their most recent project, The Elvet Mysteries, a horror miniseries set in a small English university town, is availible to listen on Spotify, iTunes, etc,.

Kym has worked as a professional Tarot Card reader for over six years, reading both at intimate gatherings and large-scale events, including the 2018 Castle Arts Gala. They are also availible for private readings. Pricing and more information availible here.

Featured Works


  • Poetry, Prose, and Audio Drama
  • Member of The Writing Squad
  • Mentor, Workshop Facilitator and Coach of Award-Winning Slam Team.
  • Ridiculous menace.
  • Potentially a bunch of ravens in a trenchcoat.


  • Live Arts & Literature Facilitator/Organiser
  • Experienced in Cross-Arts collaboration
  • Facilitator @ Thorn
  • Founder of the Four Letter Word Slam / Co-Founder Durham Slam Team
  • Founding Editor of The Gentian Journal


  • Performance Poet, Voice Actor and Improvisor
  • 1st Place Slam of the North
  • Second Runner Up UNISLAM
  • Runner up Gateshead Slam
  • “Improvisors Assemble” Edinburgh Fringe 2019


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