Kate Middleton is a Melbourne writer. She has completed a music degree at the University of Melbourne, majoring in composition and is currently completing Honours in Literature. Her poems have been published in many Australian newspapers and journals including The Age, The Australian, Heat and Meanjin, and have been set to music by many Melbourne composers. She has written the libretti for three operas, including Lapse by Alan Lee, which was performed in 2002 at Melba Hall and The Museum of Victoria. In 2005 a selection of her poems was set by Natalie Williams for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; in the following year she won the Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize for 'Rainbow's End' which is published in Fire Season, her first book of poetry (Giramondo Publishing, 2009). She is currently undertaking flying trapeze training.