Published by Smokestack Books
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Fox Populi takes poetry on a hilarious, Creature Comforts-style journey through the crackly airwaves of contemporary culture. Radio-mic in hand, Kate Fox listens in on comedians and psychiatrists, Great North runners and nutters, and the staff of a call centre in modern-day Tynemouth. Herself a familiar voice on BBC TV and radio, this first full-length collection confirms Kate Fox’s position as one of the UK’s most popular poet-comedians.
“Funny, quirky and a wonderful writer.”
Sarah Millican, stand-up comedian
"Self deprecating and wry throughout, this is poetry that is both accessible, true and wise."
“Sylvia Plath channelling Victoria Wood”
Kate Fox is a poet, performer and comedian. Born in Bradford in 1975, she is the Poet in Residence on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live. She has been the Poet in Residence for the BBC2 coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show, and for the Great North Run in 2011 and 2012. Her poems have been broadcast on the BBC2 Daily Politics show, BBC Online, Amnesty International and Radio 3’s The Verb with Ian McMillan. Her one-woman Edinburgh Festival show, Kate Fox News, toured the UK in 2010-11 (4 stars, Sunday Telegraph). She has also appeared at several other major festivals including Latitude, Aldeburgh and Cheltenham. Her poems recently appeared in The Iron Book of Humorous Verse (Iron Press, 2010). She lives in Thirsk, and writes a weekly column for The Journal newspaper in Newcastle.
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