Kate Fox

Kate Fox

Standup poet who's been poet in residence for Radio 4's Saturday Live, Glastonbury Festival and the Great North Run.


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Declaring ‘Lass War’ on the Northern Powerhouse

The itinerary for this week’s Northern Powerhouse conference is all about the boys. Kate Fox has called bullshit and will be protesting against the middle-aged-maleness of it all. In hi-vis and a hard hat.
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Happily embracing Otherhood

Having children has never been on Kate Fox’s to do list. But there’s never been a shortage of people telling her it should be. They’ll know who they are when they get an invite to her childfree, menopause hoopla.
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(Not) A Nice Day for a White Wedding

An aisle underwater, pink plastic tablecloths as a canopy, guests bringing their own grub: Kate Fox couldn’t have asked for a nicer wedding day.
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How I Learned To Run Slowly

After her teenage training schedule ended in tears, Kate Fox didn’t think she was cut out for running. Then, twenty years later, she found herself volunteering to run a half marathon. Here, the poet recalls what happened next.
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When breast isn’t necessarily best

Having ‘put up with’ her 38GG boobs for the best part of 25 years, Kate Fox decided she’d had enough of gaping blouses, flapping coats, laboured in-bed breathing and having to accept outward chest pain as a consequence of running.
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Review: The Bone Clocks review

David Mitchell’s sixth novel The Bone Clocks is out now. Kate Fox took a look.
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Sylvia Plath: An ever-changing colossus

In the 50 years since Sylvia Plath’s death, her story has been used and abused to prove any number of points. But, says Kate Fox, it’s still her words that really matter.
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Degrees of separation

At 16, Kate Fox left home and never went back, cutting all ties and living with estrangement as a background hum to her life.