Valentines Day Poetry

Valentines Day… a saint’s day now universally enjoyed and celebrated is just around the corner… and so, I am very happy to say, is my hardback limited edition, signed and numbered poetry book, Ever Truly Yours – ‘Reflections on love.’

It comes with a free CD of readings by Tobias Menzies, so send yourself off into a dream…

Always available online via http://www.katebarnwell.com

For two weeks, sitting comfortably in the window of a specialist and independent bookshop, in the super-seaside town of Old Hastings in East Sussex, my book is uniquely featured.

An old town much inspired by writers, artists and those buzzing to create and explore their talents. The magic of the sea, its closeness and its distance means you are never trapped.

The book is a selection of original love poetry inspired by the old masters of thought and feeling, The Romantics. Something new, but something in-keeping with the works we return to year after year to recite, to recall to memory and to really recapture a mood and a time. In few words poetry captures a huge world.

Feel and give love again and lift up this book to be uplifted through the years… ‘you are in every line I have ever read’

A Book of One’s Own

How delightful to be able to sit on the banks of The River Avon in the town of Stratford upon Avon. There is no other river whose fine, wooden rowing boats are named after Shakespeare’s characters: Orsino, Banquo, Rosalind, Benedict…to name a few; where white swans swim up and down the banks and the willow trees sway, shading the benches, rustling as the rowers stride passed. This is the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company…good company indeed!

Oh and to read a little poetry of one’s own!

Performing Poetry #StratfordPoetryFestival

“Friends, Romans, countrymen lend me your ears!”

What great enthusiasm and energy at The Stratford upon Avon Poetry Festival!

Directly outside Shakespeare’s birthplace in the heart of the town, we gathered an audience and recited a varied selection of poems, written by the choicest poets (from sonnets to comical rhymes). It’s not an easy task but it’s a great pleasure to join happy, like minded people for whom poetry is a joy.

Our T-shirts read ‘Shakespeare lives here, Stratford Poetry Festival 2015’