Parthian (July 2015).
'...a powerful exploration of the human psyche.' PBS Bulletin, Autumn 2015.
Launches and Readings as follows:
Paris - Shakespeare and Company - Wednesday 24 June (soundcloud) - 7pm
London - The Troubadour - Monday 19 October 8pm
London - The Wheatsheaf - Sunday 6 December 2pm
Paris - Ivy Writers Sunday - 29 May 5.30pm
To buy it, please, go here, or order from any bookshop in the UK.
What they are saying about Tattoo on Crow Street already:
Tattoos are for the desperate – chavs, misguided youths, deluded slebs, right? But you can’t escape them and after reading Kate Noakes’s poems you may be encouraged to let your imagination fly when next in the supermarket queue, on the Tube, in a restaurant. There are stories and significances beyond the crude iconography, as her poems cunningly reveal – “a tattoo that pulses with the heartbeat.”
This is Kate Noakes' most powerful collection yet. Ravens, scorpions, serpents, swine take life on the ground of the body in intricate poems made, like the tattoos themselves, from sharp, sensuous scoring and patterning, on the skin and beneath it.
Reviews can be found at:
London Grip 'a focussed, sensual collection'
Poetry Wales (forthcoming summer 2016)