Kate Simpson is an editor, journalist and poet based in York, UK. She is the Assistant Editor of Aesthetica Magazine, and has both written and edited for over 20 editions of the publication. She has also worked on a number of other annual publications and projects including the Aesthetica Art Prize, Creative Writing Award and Short Film Festival.

She has programmed for lecture series and public events such as the Aesthetica Future Now Symposium, securing and working with speakers including Martin Parr and Cornelia Parker, as well as representatives from Magnum Photos, Serpentine Galleries, British Journal of Photography, Creative Review, Getty Images, Dazed and The Art Newspaper.

She has spoken at numerous events about publishing, journalism and the effects of the digital age on contemporary culture, including Frieze London and Sotheby’s Arts Publishers Fair.

Her poems have appeared in various political journals and newspapers. She is also a reader for Frontier Poetry, working through submissions for weekly features and annual awards, which have been judged by Kim Addonizio and Ocean Vuong.