Australian-born Katherine Gallagher is a widely-acclaimed poet with five full-length collections of poetry, a book of haiku and a book of translations from French. Her books include Passengers to the City (Hale & Iremonger, 1985), Fish-rings on Water (Forest Books, 1989), Tigers on the Silk Road (Arc Publications, 2000), Circus-Apprentice (Arc, 2006) and most recently, Carnival Edge: New & Selected Poems (Arc, 2010).
Passengers to the City was shortlisted for the 1986 John Bray Australian National Poetry Award. Gallagher is the recipient of a number of literary prizes and awards, including the Brisbane Warana Poetry Prize (1981), a Royal Literary Fund Award (2000) and a London Society of Authors' Foundation Award (2008).
Gallagher has lived and worked in London since 1979. She has been an active force in the community, giving poetry readings, running workshops for both adults and children, judging poetry competitions and participating in poetry festivals. Her poetry has been widely reviewed and has been translated into French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Romanian and Serbian.