Kate Foley is a widely published, prize-winning poet who has read in many UK and European locations. She is president of the Suffolk Poetry Society. 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 collections, The Don’t Touch Garden in October 2015 and A Gift of Rivers in 2018. Kate has poems in several of Arachne’s anthologies, including Spin, in No Spider Harmed in the Making of this Book and Jail Break in Liberty Tales. Her work has also been included in several of our Solstice Shorts Festivals and anthologies, including her poem Verticals, which was performed at Hastings as part of our Time and Time, Solstice Shorts Festival 2019, and published in the Time and Tide anthology. Her poems Now & Then and Apocalypse are published in Arachne’s 2021 Solstice Shorts anthology, 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