South Bank Poetry run by

Katherine Lockton and Peter Ebsworth

About Us

South Bank Poetry was founded in 2008 with the aim of making poetry accessible. It is something that we still continue to strive for through our master classes and magazine.

South Bank Poetry Magazine showcases the best new writing, submitted by novice and published poets from across the globe. We work to publish exciting, contemporary poetry from all over the world.

With our poetry competition, we seek to spark creativity and support new and rising talent by providing them with a platform to showcase their work.

South Bank Poetry is run by Katherine Lockton and Peter Ebsworth, read a little more about them below…

Katherine Lockton

Katherine Lockton is a poet living in London. She is co-editor of South Bank Poetry. She has published the magazine since August 2015.

Her work has most recently appeared in The Glasgow Review of Books, Magma, Poem magazine, The Spectator and is due to appear in PN Review.

She co-edited (with Carlo Pirozzi) an anthology of new Scottish war poems ‘Like Leaves in Autumn’ published by Luath Press. She is also Associate Editor at Flipped Eye Publishing.

Katherine has won a number of awards including the Inaugural International Travel Bursary by The Saltire Society and British Council Scotland, shortlisted for Girton College’s Jane Martin Poetry Prize, and won first place in the Field Poetry Competition judged by Martin Figura.


Peter Ebsworth

Peter Ebsworth was the founding editor and publisher of South Bank Poetry from 2008 to August 2015 and he is now involved as both a co-editor and consultant.

Peter’s poems have been widely published in journals and magazines, including: The New Statesman, The Spectator, The Morning Star, Brittle Star, Magma, Orbis, The Interpreter’s House, Prole, Lunar Poetry, Other Poetry, South, The Delinquent, Under the Radar and the Poetry@3 anthology ‘Poets in the Afternoon’.

A full-length collection of his ‘Krapp’s Last Tape – The Musical’, published by Flipped Eye, can be purchased here.

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