Some quasi-official-sounding bio business...
Kate Garrett is a writer, mum, editor, horror fan, history buff, and amateur folklorist, among other things, whose hair changes more frequently than some people's pants*.
(*That's hyperbole; she really hopes people change their pants more often than once every few weeks.)
Her poetry and flash fiction have been widely published online and in print, and she is the author of several books. Her latest poetry pamphlets are You've never seen a doomsday like it (Indigo Dreams Publishing, June 2017), and Losing interest in the sound of petrichor (The Black Light Engine Room Press, January 2018).
Her next chapbook, Land and Sea and Turning, is (depending on the reader) about fate, free will, and/or being knocked around the cosmic pool table by a cold, uncaring universe. It also includes a not-insignificant amount of death. It is forthcoming from CWP Press in Buffalo, NY, USA.
She is currently writing: Holystone - the follow-up to her pamphlet of historical pirate poems Deadly, Delicate; She looks just like you - a sequence poems through the voice of a changeling, addressing the body, magic, and various aspects of queerness; and an as-yet-untitled pamphlet around themes of motherhood/womanhood, belonging+alienation, and faith+doubt.
Kate has a BA (Hons) in Creative Writing (first class honours) from Sheffield Hallam University, and plans to do an MA in Medieval History / Medieval Studies, and with any luck a PhD in folklore studies, once her babies are a little older.
Kate's poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and The Density of Salt was longlisted for best pamphlet in the Saboteur Awards 2016. She is the founding editor of several journals +/or presses. She is also the former senior editor for poetry + flash fiction (2014-2016) at the now-dissolved writers collective Pankhearst (2012-2016).
She is a married mother of five human children and one cat-child, and lives in Sheffield, where she walks the winding rivers and dreams of living beside the Irish Sea.