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Mentioned in “‘Land of westlin’ winds’: the best Scottish poetry for Burns Night.” Alison Flood, The Guardian, 25 Jan. 2019.

“Outwith” selected for ‘Best of the Best Scottish Poems’ by James Naughtie for the Scottish Poetry Library, 25 Jan. 2019.

Selected as one of the 30 under 30 by Young Women’s Movement Scotland. Dec. 2018.

Interviewed for the GALLUS project celebrating women in the arts in Scotland, 10 Dec. 2018.

Reviewed as part of the Book Week Scotland Poetry Slam 2018 by Ella Roch-Perks for The Student, 28 Nov. 2018.

Reviewed as part of ‘Loud Poets: To Infinity and Beyond!” by Brooke Stanish for The Student, 25 September 2018.

Appeared in the Process Productions mini-documentary “UniSlam | The UK National University Poetry Slam and Summit,” 12 June 2018.

Interviewed for Herald Magazine feature “Father’s Day: Three People With Very Different Stories Talk About How Their Fathers Influenced Their Lives,” 9 June 2018.

Called for comment and cited in “Digital Verse: how do I love thee… Let me count my Instagram followers.” The Herald, 18 March 2018.

Interviewed for “Who Run the World? How female poets are leading the evolution of the literary scene.” Arusa Qureshi, The List, 16 Feb. 2018.

“Outwith” selected for Best Scottish Poems 2016 by Catherine Lockerbie for the Scottish Poetry Library.

Reviewed as part of Loud Poets at the Edinburgh Fringe by Caitlin Powell for The Student, 16 Aug. 2017.

Reviewed as part of the Loud Poets performance at Hidden Door 2017 by Steven Fraser for The Wee Review, 29 May 2017.

Interviewed by Jess Orr for the Dangerous Women Project, 19 Feb 2017.

Interviewed for and performed on the Words & Music show on Black Diamond FM Radio, 19 Jan. 2017.

Interviewed for and performed on the BBC Culture Show with Janice Forsythe, 5 Dec. 2016.

Interviewed for and featured in every episodes of the Process Productions mini-documentary series “Score Please”: “Episode 1 – Welcome to the Slam,” “Episode 2 – All About Style,” “Episode 3 (Mini) – We’re Going Through Changes,” “Episode 4 – Judge Dread,” “Episode 5 – This Is For My People,” “Episode 6 – This Ain’t A Scene,” “Episode 7 – At Least It Was Here,” and “Episode 8 (Finale) – We’re Going To Regionals.”

“Outwith” selected for Poem of the Day by The Herald, 9 Aug. 2016.

Reviewed as part of Loud Poets: Exile on Sauchiehall St. by Stephen Watt for The Mumble. 10 June 2016.

Reviewed as part of StAnza 2016 by Clare Best, 13 Mar. 2016.

3rd March StAnza Poetry Cafe (myself & Kevin Mclean) reviewed by Nicola Simonetti for The Tribe, 4 Mar. 2016.

3rd March StAnza Poetry Cafe (myself & Kevin Mclean) reviewed by Tristram Fane Saunders for The Scores.

Interviewed by Sophie Pellegrini for Tigress Magazine for Girls, 13 Feb. 2016.

Reviewed as part of the Worldwide Reading for Ashraf Fayadh hosted by Scottish PEN by Jean Rafferty, 4 Feb. 2016.

Featured on the Bates College website: “Video: In dance and poetry, Katie Ailes ’14 tells a story about her childhood dance teacher.” Doug Hubley, 4 Dec. 2015.

Homing reviewed by Jade Mitchell for Words Dance. “Sway This Way: Homing by Katie Ailes | Review.” 21 Oct. 2015.

Reviewed as part of Inky Fingers in the Edinburgh Feminist Review, 7 Feb. 2015.

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