Christine Coates, a poet and writer from Cape Town, holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town. Her poems and fiction have been published in many local and international literary journals. She has two collections Homegrown 2014, Modjaji Books, and Fire Drought Water Damselfly Press, 2018. Her debut collection Homegrown received an honourable mention from the Glenna Luschei Prize. Christine’s poems have been selected for the EU Sol Plaatje Poetry Anthologies 2011 – 2019, “New” African Poets Anthologies 2015 – 2019, Living While Feminist, ed. Jen Thorpe, Kwela 2020, Coming Home: anthology of poems of the Grahamstown diaspora, 2019, and the Cambridge Conference of Contemporary Poetry Review, Africa Focus.