Katie Ailes is a poet and researcher currently pursuing her PhD in English at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, focusing on authenticity and physicality in contemporary UK performance poetry. She is also an active performance poet who placed second in the 2015 Scottish National Poetry Slam and released her first collection, Homing, in August 2015. Katie performs and organises with the collective Loud Poets and serves as an Ambassador for the Scottish Poetry Library. Follow Katie on Twitter @KatieAiles, on Facebook, and on her website.

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