Still, The Noble Fig Tree, and Other Poems

Written by Kate Banks
© 2022 Kate Banks

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Kate Banks

I was born and raised in Maine where we spent lots of time outdoors. Wildlife and the nature, the rhythm of seasons, were a big part of growing up and learning about life, and they have remained an integral part of my creative work. I attended Wellesley College and received a master’s degree in history from Columbia University. After a stint in publishing I moved to Europe where I’ve spent the past thirty-three years, dividing my time between Italy and France with my family. I have written many award-winning works for children—from picture books to YA novels. More information at