Work - The Filthy Quiet

I am thrilled and delighted to announce that my latest collection, The Filthy Quiet, has been published by the lovely Parthian. Orders available here now.

What they are saying about The Filthy Quiet already:

"Kate Noakes’ new collection is a trove of rich materials – rare minerals, sharp sense-impressions and resonant myths. It makes you want to touch… and when you do, it burns. There’s a fire beneath that surface, all the fiercer for keeping just out of sight, licking up through the cracks."  - Philip Gross

Kate Noakes’ The Filthy Quiet is a collection aloud with every imaginable sensation - poems that teem with soundscape, texture and detail, are lithe and lusty, full of movement; timed and poised precisely, sprung like clockwork mechanisms, knowing the exact weight and measure necessary in the poem’s discrete making. Noakes’ poetry brings forward an electrifying premise - “its charged promises / its dance of light” - full of sparks and campfires, wakeful nights and miracles, and bold women who know the “art of repair”, always brightly striking onwards, generating its own irresistible energy. – Jane Commane

The Filthy Quiet is a whirling journey across a lifetime, over great emotional highs and lows. Chronicling the collapse of one long-term relationship and the trials and tribulations of forging a new life, Noakes’ collection is intense and deeply personal. Also included here is an intriguing sequence of confessional poetry, inhabiting the voices of women in mythology.  - PBS Spring Bulletin, 2019

'...a sensuous and tactile collection...' DA Prince in London Grip

Another review here

Poetry London review here

The London launch was be held at the Poetry Cafe on 21 March 2019.

Readings as follows:

Company of Words, Cardiff, 27 March 2019

The Shuffle - Poetry Cafe London, 27 April 2019

Silver Street Poets - The Station, Bristol, 3 May 2019

Kate Noakes and friends - Torriano, London, 18 June 2019

Loose Muse - London, 10 July 2019

The Globe - Hay on Wye, 23 August 2019

The City Pride - London, 4 September 2019

Milton Keynes Literary Festival - 18 September 2019

Chichester Poetry - 30 October 2019

Poetry at Aldeburgh - 9 November 2019

Loose Muse - Winchester, 11 November 2019

Camden Poetry - London, 7 February 2020

Buzzwords - Cheltenham, June 2020

Cover art by Simon Hodgkinson. Author photo by Maggie Jarman.

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