Kate Noakes lives in Caversham, Berks. She was born in Guildford of Welsh parentage. She has degrees in Geography, and English Literature from Reading University and is presently studying for an MPhil in Creative Writing at the University of Glamorgan. She has lived in California and South Australia.
Her work has appeared in a number of small press magazines in the UK, USA, Canada and Europe including Mslexia, Cadenza, Iota, Other Poetry, Tears in the Fence, Citizen 32 and The Wolf. Her work has been anthologised by Cinnamon Press and Leaf Books. She was a prize-winner in the 2006 Poetry London competition and the 2007 Iota competition. She won the Cheshire Poetry Competition in 2007 and the Rhyme & Reason Poetry Competition in 2008.
She has been invited to perform at the Poetry Society, The Big Chill, Glastonbury Festival, Nottingham Poetry Festival, Windsor Arts Centre and Hay Festival. She ran the poetry writing workshop at the 2007 Women in Tune Festival.
Her first collection Ocean to Interior was published in 2007 by Mighty Erudite Press (www.mighty-erudite.co.uk).
She can be contacted via her website www.boomslangpoetry.co.uk