and in the shop…
“A Gift of Rivers”
“Electric Psalms new and selected poems”
“The Don’t Touch Garden”
“One Window North”
“The Silver Rembrandt”
“Laughter from the Hive”
“A Year Without Apricots”
Only Women Press;
and chapbooks –
“A Fox Assisted Cure”
“Night and Other Animals”
Green Lantern Press
Kate Foley was born in London in 1938 and had a varied career as nurse, midwife and teacher before she settled down to a long spell in archaeological science and conservation. She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and was awarded an honorary doctorate by De Montfort University for her work in conservation education. She now lives with her Dutch wife between Amsterdam and Suffolk. She frequently leads workshops in Holland and the UK.
She has published in a wide variety of magazines and in several anthologies She has won a number of prizes, has read in most of the major poetry venues in London and Amsterdam, loves working with artists from other media and is delighted to be at last leading a life where there is a bit more time for the sharing of poetry.
Her most recent of eight full collections are Electric Psalms new and selected poems (Shoestring Press, 2016) and A gift of Rivers (Arachne Press, 2018).
a poet who shows us how often we … have the experience but miss the meaning … poems alive with sensuous detail … these epiphanies are earthed
Matt Simpson, Critical Survey
the keynote is … her own direct voice, slightly subliminal, ‘in the ear’, saying significant things in the memorable, dense phrases associated with her strongest work
Dilys Wood, ARTEMISpoetry (on One Window North
on The Silver Rembrandt:
The sequence is formidable … for its narrative clarity … Foley uses a remarkable exactness and yet fluidity of language to depict Lily, whose story is … of the hard work of firstly claiming the self, and then mending the self.
Sophie Mayer, Chroma
of A Fox Assisted Cure:
a wonderful narrative poem … skillful use of language and rhythm … brilliant characterisation
Rachel Playforth, The Frogmore Papers
and of Electric Psalms new and selected poems:
Many of these poems seem to explore … the ‘subterranean stream’ of women’s narratives … the non-patriarchal lower case history of the individual where the seeds of poetry and story are stored
Richie McCaffery, London Grip
You’ll remember the poems long after you’ve forgotten the price.
R V Bailey, ARTEMISpoetry