Kate Tough’s fiction and poetry appear in journals such as The Brooklyn Review, The Texas Review, The Found Poetry Review and Gutter. Kate’s poetry pamphlet tilt-shift was runner up in the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award, 2017 and her piece ‘People Made Glasgow’ was selected as a Best Scottish Poem 2016. In 2019 she was an invited poet in the Edwin Morgan Trust’s International Translation Workshop and, also, in Makar/Unmakar: Twelve Contemporary Poets in Scotland. Her novel, Keep Walking, Rhona Beech (Abacus, 2019), is the second edition of Head for the Edge, Keep Walking (Cargo, 2014). Kate has received Creative Scotland funding awards for fiction and poetry and held several literature residencies, including at Cove Park, Vermont Studio Center, Moniack Mhor and Outlandia. She has a masters in creative writing from the University of Glasgow.
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