Paris, Stage Left covers Kate Noakes' first five years in the City of Lights, in all its history, tragedy and comedy. Noakes arrived in Paris in 2011 to pursue a job opportunity, and her early days in the city are chronicled here in these lively and nuanced poems.
Kate Noakes lives and writes in Paris and London. This is her sixth collection. She is a Welsh Academician and her website, boomslangpoetry.blogspot.com is archived by the National Library of Wales.
Noakes employs a deft touch, vivid imagery, and frequent humour. - Sarah Rowland Jones, Cape Times