Kate Garrett is the new Featured Writer. When you start to read her poems in The Density of Salt you just can’t stop! Your eyes seem to want more and more. All the lines ring with the very distinctive Garrett voice and their touch of myth makes them sing in your heart. The precision is miraculous and the tones so fluid. Here’s a little extract to show you….
This Guy, Midas
pays two hundred quid
for his haircuts –
I could draw out
a calendar by each one –
but the real value lies
in the secrets he wants me
You’ll probably be wanting the book by now so here’s the link to Indigo Dreams where you can read more about Kate and buy her powerful and salty book. IDP certainly know a thing or two about publishing and must have snapped up this manuscript!
Kate is also well known as the indefatigable editor and founder of Three Drops Press and of the new Picaroon where she is always to be found encouraging and enthusing about other people’s poetry. She has a very generous nature and produces more anthologies per square mile than anyone else I know. She receives hundreds of submissions in response to her calls for poetry (once, it was over a thousand). That means she reads an immense amount of poetry because she also edits for Pankhearst.
But Kate Garrett is first and foremost a writer and her poems can be found in all sorts of magazines from Rat’s Ass Review to Amaryllis. To find out more, here is the link to her own website http://www.kategarrettwrites.co.uk/
‘Some sounds have to be heard.
Some love triangles become squares.
Some girls believe in magic.’