Full colour head and shoulders photo, quite arty, with the background behind her deliberately blurred. It could be trees. The woman is looking away from the viewer and up to her right, perhaps looking up into the trees. She has long blond hair that's blowing back slightly. Across her face there are long thin shadows -- perhaps the shadows of tree branches. She isn't smling but she looks reflective and calm. She is wearing a dark blue jacket and one can see a black jumper scoop neckline beneath it.Katharine Towers was born in London and studied Modern Languages at St. Hilda’s College, Oxford.  In 2007 she completed an MA in Creative Writing at Newcastle University.

She has published two poetry collections, both with Picador. The Floating Man (2010) won the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize and was shortlisted for the Jerwood-Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. A poem from the collection ‘The Way We Go’ appeared as a Poem on the Underground and has also been set to music by the composer Laura Stevens. Her second collection The Remedies (2016) was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize.

Katharine’s poems have been broadcast on Radio 3 and Radio 4 and have appeared in several anthologies, as well as in The Guardian, Poetry Review and Poetry London. From 2016-2018 Katharine was Poet in Residence at the Cloud Appreciation Society. 

She lives in the Peak District with her husband and two daughters and their red collie Lenny.