Kate Fox is a stand up comedian, poet and journalist based in Newcastle upon Tyne. She has been a Poet in Residence on Radio 4’s Saturday Live since 2007, writing topical poems and performing them for two million listeners once a month.
She has several national Poetry Slam successes under her belt, including being a finalist in the 2007 Radio 4 Slam, winning the Cheltenham Science Festival Slam in 2007, and the City of Culture Slam in 2006. She’s performed stand up comedy and poetry gigs all over the world, from the South Bank Centre in London, to the Prague Fringe Festival and still puts her decade of radio journalism experience to good use as a roving poet and commentator for the BBC, including commissions for BBC2’s Daily Politics show and their Hampton Court flower show podcasts.
Kate won New Writing North’s Andrew Waterhouse prize in 2006 and has had two sell out collections published by Zebra Publishing, “Why I” and “Why Not I”, as well as work published in Magma, Aesthetica and Rising. Her literary agent is Robert Kirby at United Agents. Currently Kate is developing work which blends her strong comedic and literary voices.