Kate Garrett

Kate Garrett writes and edits. As well as being the founding / managing editor of Picaroon, she is also the founding/managing editor of Three Drops from a Cauldron, Bonnie’s Crew, and Lonesome October Lit. Her work has been widely published online and in print, and her latest poetry pamphelt, Land and Sea and Turning, was released in 2018 by CWP Collective Press. She performs her work at home in Sheffield and around the UK including Manchester, London, North Wales, York, Chester, and Oxford, among many other places. She lives in Sheffield with her husband, five children, and a sleepy cat.

Kate accepts her lot as a bookish, witchy sort of person, but would also not so secretly like to be a pirate.

Mimi-Cat Garrett-Nield
Mascot / Editorial Assistant

It’s a known fact that cats were kept on board ships to catch the rats. Mimi wants you to know she is as much a pirate’s companion as a witch’s familiar. She loves sleeping, attacking dogs and human ankles from the safety of her under-couch fort, birdwatching, and eating Dreamies treats. Mimi is named after a classy, cultured Siamese cat in Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami, and wants you to know that even though she’s not into opera like her namesake, she does have a good eye for poetry.