Cath Drake

Cath Drake lives in London and has been published in anthologies and literary magazines in the UK, Australia and US. Her pamphlet Sleeping with Rivers won the Mslexia/PBS Women’s Poetry Pamphlet Competition in 2013 and was a Poetry Book Society Choice. She has been short-listed for the Manchester Poetry Prize and was second in the 2017 Resurgence Poetry School Eco-poetry Prize (now called Ginkgo) and highly commended in the same prize in 2019. Her work has included campaigning, copywriting and storytelling for good causes, environmental writing and award-winning journalism. The Shaking City is her first full collection. She is also a mindfulness teacher and runs writing workshops. Find out more on her website


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Author Events

Thursday 27th October, 18:30 to Thursday 17th November, 21:00

Join Cath Drake for four online workshops of reading, discussing and writing poetry & inspiring each other. These poetry workshops focus on the difficult and complex area of the climate and environmental emergency. Facing climate change will involve adapting almost everything we do. It means looking at the world afresh, more deeply and questioning structures, lifestyles and cultural assumptions – everything! Climate change can be a complex, difficult and overwhelming subject to explore and write about. Writing together is more enjoyable, nurturing, rewarding and productive. These...

Wednesday 12th October, 00:00 to Sunday 27th November, 00:00

After it’s success in June/July, this is the second round of The Climate of Change Poetry Challenge in 2022. This Challenge seeks to create a positive community to help us all think and write in fresh, deeper ways about the climate and environmental crisis. This Challenge flows thematically from the first – it’s not a repeat – there’s new assignments,  content and guest poets! It's a sustained period of creative inquiry and expression to make and share new poems about a subject that really matters. Stretch your creative muscle. Open to poets writing in English in the UK, Ireland, Germany,...