Created: 16th May, 2017

Kate Wakeling

Kate Wakeling is a poet and ethnomusicologist. She was the winner of the CLiPPA 2017 for Moon Juice, her first poetry collection for children. Her poetry has appeared in magazines and anthologies including Oxford Poetry, the Guardian and The Forward Book of Poetry 2016, and a pamphlet of her poetry for adults, The Rainbow Faults, is published by The Rialto. In 2022 Cloud Soup, illustrated by Elina Braslina was shortlisted for the CLiPPA, and her latest collection A Dinosaur at the Bus Stop was also shortlisted in 2024. She also contributed to My Heart is a Poem: Poetry About Feelings, also shortlisted in the same year.

Kate is writer-in-residence with Aurora Orchestra and writes for TROUPE concerts. Her scripts and stories for family audiences have featured at the Melbourne Festival, the bOing! Festival and on BBC Radio 3.

Listen to Kate Wakeling on BBC Radio 4's Front Row.

Kate posts at @wakelingkate and her website is