Kate Tough has had fiction, poems and visual poems published in journals & exhibitions, and held literature residencies in Cove Park (2014) and Vermont Studio Center (2015). A recipient of three Creative Scotland funding awards, for fiction and poetry, Kate’s also a literacy volunteer and chairs festival events. She was writer-in-residence at the Wigtown Festival (2009) and gained a Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow (2008). Her novel Head for the Edge, Keep Walking (Cargo/Freight) has five stars on Amazon.
Tilt-shift is Kate’s first poetry pamphlet, a collection of her found and visual work.
“Kate Tough knows that the material world is there to be pilfered, and her pamphlet is like an item by item reveal of a child’s pocket. These poems are snatches of treasured things, lithe and real in themselves, ready to leap off the page.”
– Polly Clark
“To paraphrase ‘Amazing Grace,’ which Tough sticks her oar into effectively, these poems once were lost, but now are found. From canals, through sphincters, to a school girl’s sinister note, the breadth of source material used to mine these process poems — and which the poems subvert — is unexpected, funny and surprisingly political at times. With a keen eye for titles — such an important element in found poetry — Tough forces the reader to participate, rather than just read.”
– nick-e melville
Cover image by Mariana Parisca: www.marianaparisca.com
More about Kate Tough: www.katetough.com