Cath Drake

Australian, Cath Drake’s first poetry collection ‘The Shaking City’ (Seren Books, 2020) was described by Philip Gross as ‘a guide to staying clear-eyed, combative and caring in unsettling times.’ It follows ‘Sleeping with Rivers’ which won the Seren/Mslexia poetry pamphlet prize and was a Poetry Book Society choice. Published in anthologies and literary journals in Ireland, US and Australia, including Best Australian Poetry 2014, she’s been short-listed for Manchester Poetry Prize, second in the 2017 Resurgence Poetry School eco-poetry prize (now called Ginkgo) and highly commended in 2019. She teaches writing in the UK, Australia and online. She’s an award-winning journalist and nonfiction writer with a specialism in environmental issues, keen to draw attention to the climate and ecological crisis. Cath is also a mindfulness teacher.

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