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Kate Noakes

A member of the Brickwork Poets


Kate Noakes is a prize-winning poet living in Caversham, Berkshire.  Kate was born in Guildford of Welsh parentage.  She has degrees in Geography and English Literature from Reading University and an MPhil from the the University of Glamorgan.  She is widely travelled and has lived in South Australia, California and South Africa.

Her first collection, Ocean to Interior, was published in December 2007 by Mighty Erudite Press, and her second, The Wall Menders by Two Rivers Press, in May 2009.  She has been invited to perform her work at Glastonbury Festival, Hay Festival, Nottingham Poetry Festival and Windsor Arts Centre, among others. 

In 2009 she won the inaugural Owen Barfield Prize.  Kate runs Boomslang Poetry and offers readings and workshops in the UK.  She also co-edits Ellipsis magazine.










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