ON POETRY, WRITING AND RANDOM CULTURAL MATTERS

Work - Paris, Stage Left

I am delighted to announce that my new book, Paris, Stage Left, is now available from Eyewear .


Launches and readings in Paris and London and beyond as follows:

London Review of Books Bookshop - Friday 17 March 2017  - 7pm

Poets Live  - Paris -  26 April 2017 details

Poetry on a boat - London - 2017 details TBC  

Poetry Can - Bristol - Wednesday 28 June 2017

Words and Ears  - Bradford on Avon - Thursday 29 June 2017

The Keep  - Guildford - Monday 7 August 2017

Poets' Cafe - Reading - Friday 9 March 2018


What they are saying about Paris, Stage Left:


“Too many little egrets died/for her mother’s plumed hat” writes a poignant poet-observer, Kate Noakes. But matter-of-fact, or wry, or playful with language, her jaunty voiced eye on self or magpies, or guns, or rats, or mushrooms, or men, or ball scratchers—or upon her adopted city of light—Noakes offers concise and petite dramas in her “Paris Stage Left.” When her voice turns lyrical, as in a poem dedicated to Seamus Heaney, we know we are in capable hands, as she calls, “You mistake its knell, it is harbinger/ of urgent words, irresistible.” And we know her to be a darker seer of modernity, as she writes, “Reminder, war isn’t somewhere else.” These are poems to read aloud with faint notes of sarcasm and wit. Do so. And appreciate. As her book concludes, “The word you seek is/ yes.”  

Margo Berdeshevsky



Review in London Grip  'Yes. What a collection. I am totally convinced. Noakes is a true poet.'

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