Some quasi-official-sounding bio business...
Kate Garrett is a writer, mum, editor, witch, horror fan, history buff, and amateur folklorist, among other things, who changes her hair colour more often than some people change their underpants...
Her poetry and flash fiction have been widely published online and in print, and she is the author of several books. Her recent poetry pamphlets include 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 latest 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 out now, available directly from Kate or from CWP Collective Press in Buffalo, NY, USA.
Her first full-length poetry collection, The saint of milk and flames, is forthcoming from Rhythm & Bones Press in April 2019. This will be followed by a mini chapbook To Feed My Woodland Bones [A Changeling's Tale] in September 2019 from Animal Heart Press.
Kate has a BA (Hons) in Creative Writing (first class honours) from Sheffield Hallam University, and plans to do an MA in 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 always inhabits a between place in her heart.