Ruthie Kennedy

Ruthie Kennedy is a writer who lives and works in Glasgow. Kennedy is a poet and short fiction writer. A graduate of Glasgow University’s Creative Writing MLitt, her work focuses on small and absurd moments within the banal; childhood; her language attempts to evoke emotion whilst avoiding sentimentality. Her debut poetry pamphlet, Room to Swing a Cat, was published in 2020 by Orange Apple Press, and in that same year she self-released a collaborative art/poetry pamphlet with artist Jessie Whiteley titled Sound of two black hoodies swallowing each other in the rain. She enjoys collaborating with artists, musicians and other writers, and is currently co-editing an anthology of experimental collaborative writing with poet Colin Herd for Dostoyevsky Wannabe Press.


Books include: Room to Swing a Cat, Orange Apple Press (2020); Sound of two black hoodies swallowing each other in the rain, self-published w/ Jessie Whiteley (2020).


Publications include: Michael's Morning (short story), PALA #2 (2021); summer shifts (poem), Healthy Boy Zine #1 (2021); in the night, in the bus, intercity (flash fiction), SPAM Zine #10 (2020); am I ill? (prose poem), - algia #1 (2020); Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Weekend (short story), From Glasgow To Saturn #42 (2019). Website: Twitter: @ruth___ie Instagram: