Kate Hovey


Ventura, CA
California US

Author's Bio

Kate Hovey is the author of three award-winning books of poetry for young readers: Arachne Speaks, Ancient Voices, and Voices of the Trojan War (Simon and Schuster). Her work for children has appeared in numerous textbooks and anthologies, including Collections (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), Sports! Sports! Sports: A Poetry Collection (Harper Collins) and Phonics Through Poetry (Good Year Books). A contributor to Women Versed in Myth: Essays on Modern Poets (McFarland), her ‘grown-up work’ has appeared most recently in Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse (Lost Horse Press), 50/50: Poems and Translations by Womxn Over Fifty, Fiolet and Wing: An Anthology of Domestic Fabulist Poetry, PoemMemoirStory, So To Speak, Switched-On Gutenberg, River Styx and Beyond the Lyric Moment (Tebot Bach).

Publications & Prizes

50/50: Poetry and Translations by Womxn Over Fifty (QuillsEdge Press, 2018)
Nasty Women Poets (Lost Horse Press, 2017)
In the Words of Womyn International Anthology (Yellow Chair Press, 2016)
Beyond the Lyric Moment (Tebot Bach, 2014)
PMS: poemmemoirstory
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The Ledge
Prizes won: 

2018 Augsburg's Howling Bird Press Poetry Book Prize (Finalist)

2015 Gazing Grain Press Feminist Poetry and Prose Chapbook Prize (Semi-finalist)

2015 So To Speak Poetry Contest (1st Prize)

2015 16th Annual Vancouver International Writers Fest Contest  (First Prize, Poetry)

2014  The Time and Place Prize (Finalist)

2014 Palettes and Quills 4th Biennial Chapbook Contest (Honorable Mention)

2014 Womens National Book Association Writing Contest (Second Place)

2014 Center for Women Writers International Literary Contest (Finalist)

2012 Dana Award in Poetry (Finalist)

2011 Paumanok Poetry Award (Runnerup)

2010 River Styx International Poetry Contest (Finalist)

2009 The Ledge Poetry Awards (3rd Prize)

2009 New Millenium Writings Contest (Finalist)

2009 Chautauqua Poetry Contest (Honorable Mention)

2008 Tor House Prize for Poetry (Honorable Mention)

2006 Comstock Review 20th Anniversary Awards (Finalist)



Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Baba Yaga Laid an Egg by Dubravka Ugresic

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Flint, MI
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Last update: Jul 05, 2020