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Kate G

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I'm a lover of words, wit, wild things and whimsy.

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The spaces between In a quest for absolutes it's easy to overlook the spaces in-between. The gaps dividing light and dark, wrong and right, life and death. Yet in these spaces matter gathers, a cornucopia of random thoughts and moments, impossible to categorise and messy - like life's ball of lint. But in the muddle, the occasional treasure is found and pocketed to appreciate another day. And even that which we would discard - the intangible fluff - can help us buffer the heart when life gets restrictive. I have learned it's in the gaps that wisdom's found. And that life is never absolutes - even when we try to control the conditions, it's just a sum of the spaces between. - Kate Gadenne

All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.

Blog entries by Kate G

Afterlife (13/08/2018)

Speaking my language (12/08/2018)

Jazz (11/08/2018)

Underworld (11/08/2018)

Nature's child (11/08/2018)

Inner child (11/08/2018)

New Year's Day (11/08/2018)

Dandelion heart (10/08/2018)

Carousel (09/08/2018)

Musings on a muse (09/08/2018)

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Blog link: https://www.writeoutloud.net/blogs/kateg

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Rose Casserley

Tue 14th Aug 2018 13:54

to the comment made by d.Knape...and so says all of me!




Rose πŸ’‹

d.knape

Mon 13th Aug 2018 11:50

re: The Spaces Between
an outstanding poem.
nicely written.
beautiful close.
well done.
you are
a poet!

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Taylor Crowshaw

Sun 12th Aug 2018 22:23

Thank you Kate it is a subject which touches me very deeply. Not only mans inhumanity to man but to creatures.😒

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Kate G

Sun 12th Aug 2018 01:55

In looking at all the supportive comments below, I'm humbled. I'm still getting the hang of the community and like that there is so much reinforcement of the works of others. What a great space to grow and learn. I've had a huge week and have just been crazily putting up a backlog of old work, but I'm looking forward to some time out soon and the opportunity to explore the work of all those who have been tireless suppporters, and discovering some new gems too.

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Jane Briganti

Sat 11th Aug 2018 16:31

Thank you for commenting on "Alive". It's appreciated!😊

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Taylor Crowshaw

Sat 11th Aug 2018 14:56

The joys of being short..or petite I think is a better description. Thank for commenting Kate.πŸ˜ƒ

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Taylor Crowshaw

Fri 10th Aug 2018 18:49

Hi Kate, thanks for commenting on The Book. I find a good book is a stress buster . To be transported without having to travel amazing. πŸ˜ƒ

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Kate G

Fri 10th Aug 2018 12:25

Ha, d.knape, I think the muddle's in the middle of my ears - wrapped in lint. πŸ˜ƒ

d.knape

Thu 9th Aug 2018 18:08


Is the muddle
in the middle?

I found some lint one time-
it was in that space
between pockets.


πŸ˜ƒ

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Wed 8th Aug 2018 16:33

Splenid Bio - speaks volumes. And a lovely photo.

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Jane Briganti

Tue 7th Aug 2018 07:26

Thank you Kate for your recent comments on my poems. Your feedback is always appreciated!😊 Jane

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Anya

Mon 6th Aug 2018 22:29

Dear Kate,

I just wanted to tell you something. You are so incredibly talented!!! I am your fan!!! There are poets in here I absolutely love love love and you are one of them! You are not only talented but as well you are a nice person. Please don’t ever change, when you will become famous!!! And you will for sure! Thank you for joining WOL! Hope you don’t mind, but I will try to learn from you. One day I wish I could write like you...

Lots of love

Anya 😘😘😘

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Big Sal

Mon 6th Aug 2018 22:22

I appreciate you going back on some of my older posts and reading them. That is my greatest fear for my poetry - not that it doesn't get noticed, but that it gets forgotten. I learn more and more every time someone notices what I wrote, as I get to go back and critique myself on things I never even realized were there. I guess monsters are like our old poems aren't they? You never know which ones will come to light to help or hinder a journey.
So, thanks for that Kate, and it's been nice talking to you.🌷🌷

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Taylor Crowshaw

Mon 6th Aug 2018 22:02

Thank you for the support Kate. I relish your lovely comments on my work. Taylor πŸ˜ƒ

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Taylor Crowshaw

Mon 6th Aug 2018 22:02

Thank you for the support Kate. I relish your lovely comments on my work. Taylor πŸ˜ƒ

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Anya

Sun 5th Aug 2018 22:59

Hi Kate,

I just wanted to thank you for your support! You are one of the poets in here, I would really LOVE to have a book on my shelve. You are super talented!!! I love how you write so much!!!

And to know that you like some of my poems... πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

Thank you!!!

Anya 😘😘😘

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Taylor Crowshaw

Sun 5th Aug 2018 12:53

Thank you for getting it Kate..

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Joe Williams

Sun 5th Aug 2018 12:31

Thanks Kate, glad you liked it πŸ˜ƒ

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Big Sal

Sun 5th Aug 2018 02:29

Sure Kate no problem. . .

An ideal length for an anthology is about 40-50 poems, so I'd shoot for that as a debut. Anything more and it can get expensive, and or time-consuming to edit. Have an overall theme you can run with, and keep it handy whenever you write a poem so you can reference back to it any time.

Save your work and back it up on USB flash drive so that you do not lose anything to accidents.

If you self-publish, then CreateSpace is probably the cheapest you can go online. I don't know if you're in Britain or where, but here in America it's best to copyright the book before publishing, which if done at the US Copyright Office costs about $55.00 to do it yourself. Once the poems are collected, edited to the best of your ability or wallet, collectively named, and then copyrighted in whichever country you are in, then the books can be published.

All the above is simply Step 1. Step 2 is marketing like crazy. Poetry doesn't sell very well if people don't know who wrote it - so establish a name for yourself. Engage with others and keep your name floating around at the top of as many people's lists as possible. In due time, it'd be great to see what you can come up with in book form. A lot of great writers on this site don't even have books published, and some of the published authors don't market or seem like they are. Either way, I'm sure you'll do fine.🌷

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Ian Whiteley

Sat 4th Aug 2018 13:21

thanks for the comment on 'nearest and dearest' Kate - glad you liked it
Ian

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Anya

Sat 4th Aug 2018 10:12

Dear Kate! Thank you so much!!!! It is an honour to be one of your favourites!!!! Another amazing poet on WOL to learn from!

😘😘😘

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Jon Stainsby

Fri 3rd Aug 2018 09:57

Thank you, Kate for liking 'Ellie'

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Kate G

Fri 3rd Aug 2018 04:49

Hi Frances, your words are so kind and gave me a much-needed confidence boost. Thank you.

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Frances Macaulay Forde

Fri 3rd Aug 2018 04:20

Welcome to WOL, Kate.
Loved all three of your pieces posted so far and have added you (very quickly) to my favourites so I don't miss any more. Love your skill with words and honest exposition, beautifully presented so carefully on the page.
Looking forward to more.

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Kate G

Fri 3rd Aug 2018 03:58

Thanks Big Sal

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Big Sal

Fri 3rd Aug 2018 03:52

Thank you Kate. I think you're very creative with your words as well, very unique type of poet in my opinion. Welcome to Write Out Loud.🌷

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