Katharine Towers was born in London and read Modern Languages at St Hilda’s College, Oxford. She completed an MA in Creative Writing at Newcastle University in 2007. Her first collection The Floating Man was published by Picador in 2010 and won the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize. It was also shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award and the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. Her second collection The Remedies was published in 2016 and has been shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. Katharine’s poems have appeared in various anthologies and in publications including The Guardian, Poetry Review and Poetry London. She lives in the Peak District with her husband and two daughters.
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