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Cath Drake

Cath Drake’s collection, The Shaking City (Seren Books, 2020) was longlisted in international Laurel Prize and highly commended in the UK Forward Prize. It was described by Philip Gross as ‘a guide to staying clear-eyed, combative and caring in unsettling times.’ It followed Sleeping with Rivers, a Poetry Book Society Choice & winner of the Seren/Mslexia poetry pamphlet prize.

Cath has been published widely in anthologies and literary journals in UK, Ireland, US and Australia, most recently in the Best Australian Poems 2022 anthology, Plumwood Mountain Journal and The Weekend Australian. She has twice been be awarded second place in the international Ginkgo Eco-poetry Prize and also highly commended in this prize.

An environmental science graduate, Cath worked for a decade as an environmental scientist, writer and journalist and won awards for her environmental nonfiction writing and broadcasting. Cath is also mindfulness teacher and she runs The Verandah, quality online poetry events which includes workshops focused on the climate crisis.