Biography

BEVERLY RYCROFT’s debut poetry collection, missing, won the 2012 Ingrid Jonker award for a South African debut poetry collection. missing (Modjaji Books) is the story of severe illness, recovery and hope.

Beverly is a graduate of the University of Cape Town (UCT) and The University of the Witwatersrand. A qualified teacher, she has written for both local and international magazines, including The Lancet. Her poems have appeared in Carapace, New Coin, scrutiny2, New Contrast and the anthology Difficult to Explain. She has performed readings of her work in Cape Town, Hermanus, The Franschoek Literary Festival, East London and Johannesburg, many of them with the poet Finuala Dowling. In November 2014 she read at Aldeburgh poetry festival in the UK. 

She is currently working on her second collection.

Her first novel, A Slim, Green Silence was published by Umuzi in 2015 

Beverly lives in Cape Town.