Incredibly flattered to be mentioned in The Independent in an article by Andy Martin about one of my favourite poets Roger McGough:
Louise Kevan wrote a rather brilliant and funny poem that reminded me of McGough, all about how the Old Woman came to be living in that Shoe with all those kids in the first place (“There was a young man who lived in a boot…”). She is the mother of two young daughters and had become concerned about the risks of over-population. “Writing stopped me from going completely round the bend,” she said. Poetry is a form of madness, but it saves you from having to actually go mad.
Louise has been writing for a number of years, mostly for children. You can find her reading from the following on various pages in the menu above as well as on the home page: Alternative Nursery Rhymes, Little Monsters, The Life of Riley and various miscellaneous poems all of which are for children.
She lives in Braunton in North Devon. She is married to Tim and they have two little girls – Grace aged 4 and Hope aged 1 – as well as a border terrier dog named Jack.
She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.