Kate Garrett & The Density of Salt

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 –

regular, often,

I could draw out

a calendar by each one –

but the real value lies

in the secrets he wants me

to keep…

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.’



About Rebecca Gethin

Rebecca Gethin is a poet and a novelist. Cinnamon Press published her third collection, All the Time in the World in 2017. Another pamphlet is forthcoming with Three Drops Press. Her second novel, What the horses heard, was published by Cinnamon Press in May 2014. Her second poetry collection - A Handful of Water - was published by Cinnamon in 2013. Her first - River is the Plural of Rain - was published by Oversteps Books in 2009. Her novel Liar Dice won the Cinnamon Press Novel Writing Award in 2010 and was published in 2011. She lives on Dartmoor and writes occasional pieces about wildlife and nature. Her poems appear in a variety of poetry magazines and in several anthologies.
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1 Response to Kate Garrett & The Density of Salt

  1. E.E. Nobbs says:

    Hurrah for Kate! I just ordered a copy of The Density of Salt from Indigo. I’ve been meaning to do so, for quite some time and your post has reminded me 🙂

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