If you like your poetry topical, funny and chatty — this is the podcast for you. Kate Fox very kindly took a break from Edinburgh Book Festival activities to speak with me about her poems and performances. I think the charm and cut of her wit is apparent. Do enjoy.

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Kate Fox

In another podcast recorded at this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival, Ryan speaks with poet Kate Fox about her Fringe show Kate Fox News, the trials of standup comedy and her literary work in the North East of England including the marvellous Durham book festival. Presented by Ryan Van Winkle. Produced by Colin Fraser of Anon Poetry Magazine. Music by Ewen Maclean. Twitter: @byleaveswelive & @anonpoetry. Mail: splpodcast@gmail.com

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First published Friday 17 September, 2010

About Kate Fox

Kate Fox Kate Fox has been described as like Victoria Wood channeling Sylvia Plath. The poet Roger Robinson recently said “Kate Fox isn’t the new Pam Ayres, she’s the new John Hegley”. To which someone else replied that she’s not the new anyone, just herself.

She tends to perform funny, quirky poetry with a heavy pop culture/news edge but also writes less funny poetry that’s been published in Magma, Rising, Aesthetica and various other places.