Kate Simpson is an editor, journalist and poet based in York, UK. She is the Assistant Editor of Aesthetica Magazine, and its affiliated awards including the the Aesthetica Art Prize, Creative Writing Award and Short Film Festival. She has spoken at numerous events about publishing, journalism and the effects of the digital age on contemporary culture. Her poems have appeared in political journals such as the The Morning Star, and have been longlisted for the next edition of Butcher’s Dog. She is also a reader for Frontier Poetry, selecting works which have been judged by Ocean Vuong and Kaveh Akbar.