Christine Coates, a South African poet and writer, holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town. Her poems and stories have been published in various local and international literary journals. She has published two collections of poetry; Homegrown (Modjaji Books, 2014) and Fire Drought Water (Damselfly Press, 2018). Her debut collection Homegrown received an honourable mention from the Glenna Luschei Prize. A new collection is forthcoming.