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Kate Fox

  • The Andrew Waterhouse Award, 2006
Kate Fox

Kate Fox is a poet and performer. She’s been a regular on Radio 4’s Saturday Live since 2007 and her poems have appeared on many radio shows including Radio 4’s The Today Programme, The Wondermentalist Cabaret, Arthur Smith’s Balham Bash and Poetry Pop Up. She’s written commissioned pieces for Radio 2’s Grimm Up North, Radio 3’s The Verb and BBC2’s Daily Politics and Chelsea Flower Show coverage.

Her spoken word show, Kate Fox News, was produced by New Writing North and ARC and toured to the Edinburgh Fringe and nationally in 2010. Her family spoken word show, The Starting Line, was commissioned by Great North Run Culture and Manchester Children’s Book Festival in 2012 and produced by ARC, Stockton, where she is an associate artist. She was poet in residence for the Great North Run in 2011. She has run writing and performance workshops for numerous schools, festivals and the Arvon Foundation and enjoys mentoring and facilitating others in thinking about their creative process. She writes a weekly column for Newcastle’s The Journal newspaper. Her novel A Portrait of an Autist as a Young Woman was shortlisted in Mslexia’s novel competition in 2012 and is represented by Robert Kirby at United Agents. Her first full-length poetry collection is published by Smokestack in February 2013.

Selected publications
We Are Not Stone (With Jenni Haukio)(Ek Zuban Press, 2006)
Kate Fox News (New Writing North, 2010)
Fox Populi (Smokestack, 2013)

Twitter: @katefoxwriter

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