Kate Foley is a widely published, prize-winning poet who has read in many UK and European locations. She was president of the Suffolk Poetry Society until 2022. Her first collection, Soft Engineering was short-listed for best first collection at Aldeburgh. Her working life has ranged from delivering babies to conserving delicate archaeological material, and she also became Head of English Heritage’s scientific and technical research laboratories.
Although she has always written poetry it wasn’t until Kate gave up the day job that she began to publish more widely. She now lives with her wife, between Amsterdam and Suffolk, where she performs, writes, edits, leads workshops and whenever possible works with artists in other disciplines. Her poem The Other Side of Sleep, the title poem for Arachne Press’ first poetry anthology, won the 2014 Second Light Long Poem competition.
We published Kate’s third collection with Arachne, Saved to Cloud, in February 2023
POems also in No Spider Harmed in the Making of this Book and Liberty Tales. Her work has also been included in several of our Solstice Shorts Festivals and anthologies, Time and Tide anthology. and Words From the Brink.
The Don’t Touch Garden is also available as an Audio Book, read by Kate.
Soft Engineering Onlywomen Press, 1994,
A Year Without Apricots, Blackwater Press, 1999
Laughter from the Hive Shoestring Press, 2004
The Silver Rembrandt Shoestring Press, 2008
One Window North Shoestring Press, 2012
A Fox Assisted Cure (pamphlet) Shoestring Press 2012
Night and Other Animals (pamphlet) Green Lantern Press, 2002
One Window North Shoestring Press, 2012 ISBN: 978-1-907356-63-6