Cath Nichols

Cath Nichols has been published in various poetry magazines including Smoke, Orbis and The Rialto, and has received two Arts Council England awards to develop her writing. She lived in Manchester for eight years working as a broadcaster for BBC GMR; as a co-founder of the fetish night, Club Lash (which she ran for five years); and as editor of the cult magazine Queer Soul. Previously she had been a freelance journalist, a mental health worker, and an artist's model(!) Since moving to Liverpool in 2001 she has devoted her organisational energies to poetry and works for the Dead Good Poets Society. She chairs the Poetry in the City festival steering group. Her first poetry collection, Tales of Boy Nancy, was to be launched alongside specially commissioned music and film at the Maritime Museum of Liverpool on Saturday November 5th, 2005, at 2pm and 4pm. The 4 pm show will have BSL interpretation. A full collection is due from Headland in 2007.

Titles by Cath Nichols

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Tales of Boy Nancy

Roll up! Roll up! Behold a water-drenched tale of marvellous creatures, transgender sailors, sex- changing fish and doomed seals. Tales of Boy Nancy tells the stories of those born in-between - voiced by a Sailor, the Girl who loves him, and an omnipresent Showman.

"Brave, and firmly woven [poems]. Nichols does not tell us what we should think, but delights in allowing us to draw our own conclusions. [The tales are] sensitively told [showing] a very strong sense of humanity. The uncertainty voiced in 'The Train from Chester is on Time' is beautiful and delicately handled. How many of us would dare to ask such relevant questions?. Nichols does indeed speak in tongues." Maureen Almond

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  • ISBN 1-904420-13-3
  • Publisher Driftwood
  • Genre Poetry
  • Setting Merseyside
  • Extent 32pp

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