Even more updates

I have totally updated the site to include details of ALL my prior publications, complete with links and extracts! Check it out.

I also completely forgot to include something in the last update: the amazing collaborative pamphlet I released along with Jessie Whiteley (one of my FAVOURITE artists in Glasgow, possibly the world) in 2020. It’s called Sound of two black hoodies swallowing each other in the rain, and it’s a reliving and a celebration of teenage emo life in the early 2000s. It’s available to buy from Good Press and I honestly think these are some of the best poems I’ve ever written.

‘Shared drawing and poems to make in response to one another over lockdown period. Both responding to the heightened aimless teenage nostalgia lockdown was giving us and the awks romance of the local parks we were hanging around in when using up our outside time allowance.’ – Jessie Whiteley

2021 Updates

Hello all,

Long time no post. I was reminded of this blog while I was updating my CV, and since this site is also a CV of sorts I decided it was definitely overdue an update.

So, what have I been up to since I posted last?

Firstly, I’ve had a few publications. My poem ‘Sir-Alan-quy’ was published in Make Me Money & Don’t Piss Me Off: An Unofficial The Apprentice Poetry Anthology (SPAM Press): https://www.spamzine.co.uk/product-page/the-apprentice-poetry-anthology-make-me-money-don-t-piss-me-off

My prose poem/flash fiction piece “in the night, in the bus, intercity” was also published in the last ever print edition of SPAM Zine (unfortunately now sold out): https://www.spamzine.co.uk/product-page/spam-10-millennium-mega-bus-double-issue

Another prose poem, “am I ill?” was published in the inaugural issue of -algia: https://algia.biz/contributors

And finally, my poem “summer shifts” is due to be published in the upcoming Healthy Boy Zine: https://www.healthyboyzine.org/

There’s a couple of other things coming up too, but I can’t say any more on that at the moment!

In other, exciting, news, last year I published my debut poetry pamphlet, “Room to Swing a Cat,” through the lovely and talented Orange Apple Press. You can buy a copy here: www.orangeapplepress.com/catalogue/p/room-to-swing-a-cat-ruthie-kennedy

Some print copies of Room to Swing a Cat

Colin Herd wrote about it: “Every sentence and line is itself a kind of throbbing, fizzing nerve ending, sending signals of pain and pleasure and pain-in-pleasure and pleasure-in-pain. This poetry aches with what it feels like to feel. It stings like a grazed knee.”

Which was really nice of him and basically a dream come true.

Speaking of Colin, he and I have been editing the Glasgow edition of Dostoyevsky Wannabe’s fantastic ‘Cities’ anthologies. We solicited experimental collaborations from any pair or group of writers who felt an affinity with Glasgow, and the result is eclectic, heartfelt and some truly astounding writing. What a privilege this experience is – I can’t wait to finish it and share it with the world. In the meantime, here’s a peek at the cover:

Front cover of Glasgow ‘Cities’ anthology due to be published by Dostoyevsky Wannabe

Well, that’s all I can share for now. But keep your eyes peeled because I’ll have more announcements to come very soon!

Meet Cute Zine Launch

Last week I read at the Meet Cute zine launch, a witty, intense, and joyful publication edited by my good friend Anjeli Caderamanpulle.


Issue 1 focused on responses to teen romcoms from 1999-2009 and included poetry, illustration, collage, fiction, essay, and more.

I wrote a short essay about one of my favourite movies, But I’m A Cheerleader (1999), highlighting how the film used the tropes of the teen romcom genre to circumvent many depressing and hopeless stereotypes typically associated with queer cinema at the time.

It was the day before my birthday and a lovely event where I could reflect on my quickly draining youth!

In other news, I’ve updated the site with details of some of the projects that I’ve been involved in. They’re available to read on the menu to the left.


Hello, all.

It’s been a little while, but I’ve revamped the site with some updated photos and information.

I also have some updates on my work at the moment that I’d like to share!

You can now find my poem ‘Sick Day’ in SPAM’s Chips & Cheese edition, two eco-poems titled ‘My Life As A Seagull’ and ‘Year With No Hairbrush’ in the free online zine Xylem/Phloem, and my short story ‘Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Weekend’ in the University of Glasgow’s From Glasgow to Saturn journal.


On Wednesday, I read some poems at Soft Shell, an event celebrating the work of MLitt Creative Writing and MLitt Art Writing students at University of Glasgow and GSA. Photo credit @shehzardoja.

I’ll soon have an exciting announcement about a further publication to make, and I plan to update this site more regularly with reviews and non-fiction pieces.

In other news, I’m currently baking like a little raisin in the sun.