Kate Scott was born in London of American parents. She now lives in Dorset with her husband and two children.
Poems from her first poetry collection Stitches (Peterloo) have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and on Garrison Keillor’s ‘Writer’s Almanac’ in the US.
She was recently involved in a National Trust poetry residency in West Dorset (with Paul Hyland, Catherine Simmonds and Pam Zinnemann-Hope) as part of the Poetry Society’s centenary celebrations. The project resulted in the HappenStance pamphlet Who’s in the Next Room? (poems by Thomas Hardy beside contemporary responses from the four living poets). The reading of the Hardy project has performed to enthusiastic audiences at Max Gate, the Thomas Hardy Society Conference and most recently at a Poet in the City event at the Kings Place, London.
As well as poetry, Kate writes children’s books, theatre and radio plays, short stories, and children’s TV scripts.
Escaping the Cage, HappenStance, 2010
Who’s in the Next Room? (with Thomas Hardy, Paul Hyland, Catherine Simmonds and Pam Zinnemann-Hope), HappenStance, 2010
Stitches, Peterloo, 2003