Praise and Poems
Direct and engaging, boldly sensuous, Pauline Suett Barbieri’s work leaps off the page and resonates in the imagination
‘Night Shift’ – Perfect! In someone else’s hands it would have been just dull description. This is Poetry!
Ian Robinson, Oasis
A diligent poet of character and occasion, Pauline Suett Barbieri looks in unusual places and ways, and returns with something special. She is always worth reading and rarely predictable. This, her first collection, is long overdue
David Caddy, Tears in the Fence
The Shirley Valentine Syndrome ….. this book doesn’t fall into the leave-it-behind-on-the-train category. Pauline has a nice line here in literal misinterpretations and a somewhat Jilly Cooper styled innuendo. Firsky and Frolicsome material you’ll want to return to on wet winter evenings. Oh, there are poignant moments too, just as in Laurel and Hardy. Fantasies with famous names, graphic shaped and some slightly off-the-wall poems makes it a variety show with a favourite for all the family. ‘All poets are ageing liars of a somewhat truthful bent!’ is perhaps an appropriate quote from this selection…..
Andy Robson, Krax Magazine, Derbyshire