You are cordially invited to join Parthian Books at the Poetry Cafe for the launch of Kate Noakes' latest poetry collection.
The Filthy Quiet has attracted early notices as follows:
"Kate Noakes’ new collection is a trove of rich materials – rare minerals, sharp sense-impressions and resonant myths. It makes you want to touch… and when you do, it burns. There’s a fire beneath that surface, all the fiercer for keeping just out of sight, licking up through the cracks." - Philip Gross
Kate Noakes’ The Filthy Quiet is a collection aloud with every imaginable sensation - poems that teem with soundscape, texture and detail, are lithe and lusty, full of movement; timed and poised precisely, sprung like clockwork mechanisms, knowing the exact weight and measure necessary in the poem’s discrete making. Noakes’ poetry brings forward an electrifying premise - “its charged promises / its dance of light” - full of sparks and campfires, wakeful nights and miracles, and bold women who know the “art of repair”, always brightly striking onwards, generating its own irresistible energy. – Jane Commane
Both Kate and Susie Wild, her editor at Parthian will be reading. they will be joined by fellow Parthian poet, Mark Blayney. Books will be for sale.