Karl Knights is a poet, journalist and a literary critic born in 1996 in Ipswich, UK. His writings have appeared in The Guardian, The Dark Horse, The Poetry Review, Poetry London and elsewhere. He was a winner of the 2021 New Poets Prize. His debut chapbook, Kin, is available now from the Poetry Business. Karl’s work has been anthologised in England and abroad, in anthologies such as NeurodiVERSE and The Ending Hasn’t Happened Yet. Most recently, a poem appeared in 100 Queer Poems, an anthology from Vintage Books. His first video poem, ‘The Voice You Never See,’ about the pandemic experiences of disabled people in Suffolk, premiered in April 2022. In his journalism, he covers politics and culture, writing on topics such as disabled Barbie dolls, Rain Man, and how it feels to be a shielder in the pandemic. He lives in Suffolk.
At the June 24, 2022 gathering of Surrey Muse, Karl will be the Featured Poet. More about the event is here: friday-june-24
Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded Coast Salish territories of
the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen
Qayqayt, Tsawwassen, Musqueam
Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.