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Kate Wakeling


Kate Wakeling grew up in Yorkshire and Birmingham. Her debut collection of poems for children, Moon Juice (illustrated by Elīna Brasliņa and published by The Emma Press) won the 2017 CLiPPA and was nominated for the 2018 Carnegie Medal. Kate’s poetry for adults has been published widely, including a pamphlet The Rainbow Faults (The Rialto), and in The Guardian, The Forward Book of Poetry 2016 (Faber & Faber) and The Best British Poetry 2014 (Salt).

Kate is writer-in-residence with Aurora Orchestra and the writer for chamber ensemble TROUPE. Her storytelling concerts for family audiences have been performed widely, including at Wigmore Hall, the Southbank Centre, Kings Place, Spitalfeilds Music Festival, the bOing! Festival, the Melbourne Festival, the Festival Sesc de Música de Câmara in Brazil and on BBC Radio 3. Kate also writes regularly for the Times Literary Supplement and BBC Music Magazine.