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Reader in Creative Writing, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Kate is Reader in Creative Writing at Cardiff Metropolitan University. She writes fiction and poetry. Her latest poetry collection is The Way Out (Parthian, 2018) and her recent short story collection is Punch (Cinnamon Press, 2019) She is the Chair of Literature Wales and a Senior Fellow of the HE Academy.

'The language is muscular, the voice commanding' – Zoë Brigley

‘The way out of the title isn't an exit – more like being outbound on a journey. The destination of each poem, whether in another country or at home, in the past or in the body itself, is to be entirely, physically present. As one poem says, “The way out is here.”’ – Philip Gross


  • 2010–present
    Reader, Cardiff Metropolitan University


  • 2007 
    Cardiff University, PhD
  • 2000 
    University of East Anglia, MA
  • 1999 
    University of Wales, Aberystwyth, BA


  • 2019
    Punch, Cinnamon Press
  • 2018
    The Way Out, Parthian
  • 2012
    Bistro, Cinnamon Press
  • 2008
    Eva Shell, Cinnamon Press

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Writers in Education
  • Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. (Royal Society of Arts)