Kate Wakeling grew up in Yorkshire and Birmingham. Her first collection of children’s poems, Moon Juice, won the CLiPPA Prize in 2017 and was nominated for the Carnegie Medal. Her second, Cloud Soup, was a Book of the Month in the Guardian and the Scotsman and shortlisted for the 2022 CLiPPA. Kate has performed her poems at Shakespeare’s Globe, Southbank Centre and the Cheltenham Literature Festival among others, and she loves running workshops in primary schools. Kate also writes for adults and a pamphlet of her poetry, The Rainbow Faults, is published by
The Rialto. She lives in Oxford.