Kate Banks took a first class degree in Literature and Theology from the University of Edinburgh. From there, she went on to teach senior school English and Drama for two years before completing an MPhil in Christian Theology at the University of Cambridge, supervised by Dr Rowan Williams. She currently teaches courses in Creative Writing, Literature, Theology and Philosophy at Richmond & Hillcroft Adult Community College, City Lit, and the London Jesuit Centre, as well as working with young offenders. In her spare time, she organises the London-based theology reading group, The Willibrord Fellowship. Her area of research is the relationship between poetry and theology, with particular interest in the poet David Jones and the Catholic philosopher Jacques Maritain.