National Poetry Month

30th April 2018

Thinking to talk about poetry on the last day of the National Poetry Month, I thought I’d mention my small book of poetry, the poems gathered together from those I had read on BBC North West, some time ago.


I cannot tell you how much I loved the poems – they really are absolutely wonderful, Carole. You draw the reader in from the first line, and one feels not only totally engaged, but often greatly moved. Your artistic sensitivity is in evidence throughout – the pictures you paint, the colour and texture, and general appeal to the senses – and I just love your imagery and wonderful use of metaphor. To me Kaleidoscope is a very fine collection of poems, and I do hope you continue down this road – and seek a wider audience. Joys and heartache of becoming a woman as seen through poetry.

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