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Katharine Macfarlane is an award-winning Scottish poet and educator whose lyrical poetry is rooted in the history, landscape and folklore of Scotland. With a passion for creating connections, celebrating communities and championing underrepresented voices her work explores themes such as identity, tradition, environment, relationships, parenthood, violence and journeys. She was the Scottish Slam Poetry Champion 2020 and placed third in the World Cup of Poetry in 2020. Her work has been published in numerous anthologies and journals with a full collection of poetry published in 2021 by Speculative Books

‘Katharine’s poetry is warm, empathic and beautifully performed, and her connection with live audiences is incredibly special. She is a gifted writer with a true passion for communication.’

Jenny Lindsay, Flint & Pitch