Katie Hale was born in Cumbria. Her debut pamphlet, Breaking the Surface (Flipped Eye, 2017), was described by Jacob Polley as "full of the delighted surprise and sadness of being alive." Katie is a recipient of the Jane Martin Poetry Prize and the Ware Poetry Prize, and was shortlisted for the 2017 Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize. Her poetry has appeared in magazines such as Poetry Review, The North and Interpreter’s House. Katie also writes fiction, and is currently being mentored for her first novel by Penguin Random House on their inaugural Write Now scheme.
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