Some say the word genius is bandied about too freely. It was used to describe Leonardo Da Vinci – a man who couldn’t get his helicopter off the ground. It was used to describe William Shakespeare – who had to invent new words just to get his couplets to rhyme. It was used to describe Charles Darwin – a moderate middleweight who failed to step up to the higher divisions.
In our experience there is only one true genius and anyone who has seen Kat Kehoe beat three defenders to the line before swinging in a pinpoint cross will appreciate the poetry in motion that is Kat Kehoe.
Kat has now taken her flair from the pitch and applied it to the page. Experimental lingerie designer, raconteur and extreme gardener, Kat is one of the brightest voices of her generation.
Kat was landed in the fishing port of Fleetwood on the shores of Lancashire’s Fylde coast . She spent her early years in and around the small village of Thornton where she invented chocolate. With an endless beach, a multi-coloured seaside town and the her very own griffin, Kat soon discovered rhymes for circle, angst and plankton.
Having got her helicopter in the air, Kat flew to Manchester where she happily lives with her 3 young children and her even younger partner. She now spends her time being creative, sharing her toys, making jam but most especially writing poetry.
Kat is fast becoming a familiar face on Manchester’s performance poetry circuit.