Katie Mallett, Canvey Poet
Katie Mallet lived on Canvey Island from 1974 until 1997. She started to write poetry in 1982 when she was given a typewriter for a Christmas present. Since then she has produced two books of verse, the first, called 'A Canvey Collection' was published in 1987 and the second, 'Buried History and other Canvey Verse' was published in 1995. Katie was first published by Fred McCave in his monthly magazine 'The Bulletin'. More publications followed in local papers and a national magazine. She has made contributions to books and radio. She has given the Archive permission to publish the poems from her two books of verse, which will appear below over the next few weeks.
You can read about Katie's memories of her life on Canvey here.