Head for the Edge, Keep Walking

Five stars on Amazon. Freight Books.

A warm and ferociously witty story of the s*** life throws at us and how we survive it. Truth rings from every page of this assured and engrossing debut.”
Zoe Strachan

tilt-shift

Pamphlet of found and experimental poetry, from Tapsalteerie.

“Kate Tough is a poet who looks down the wrong end of the telescope and finds poetry, insight and above all humour in all kinds of unexpected places.”
Mandy Haggith

About Kate Tough

Kate’s piece, ‘People Made Glasgow’, was selected as a Best Scottish Poem 2016 and her poetry pamphlet, tilt-shift, was Runner Up in the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award, 2017 and noted in The Bottle Imp’s Best Scottish Books, 2016.

Her novel, Head for the Edge, Keep Walking has five stars on Amazon and is a library lending favourite. Kate’s received three Creative Scotland funding awards, for fiction and poetry, and held literature residencies at Cove Park and Vermont Studio Center. She is a children’s literacy volunteer, and chairs book festival events. She gained a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow and is completing a collection of short fiction.

“Exciting new voice in Scottish literature. Keep an eye out for this one.” Kevin MacNeil

Photographer: Howard Romero

“…the breadth of source material used to mine these process poems is unexpected, funny and surprisingly political… Tough forces the reader to participate, rather than just read.”

nick-e melville on tilt-shift

“A fantastic read. Hooked from the first page. Cannot recommend highly enough.”

Head for the Edge, Keep Walking review on amazon.co.uk