It's wonderful to receive confidence boosters such as this:

"As a nurse, I have seen the effect of Kate's work with patients. Initially some resistance to 'poetry' was obvious, but soon overcome. Patients looked forward to Kate's sessions and have felt able to express themselves in ways they never expected. Patients have reported feeling lots of emotions: great relief at letting their feelings out, some sadness, laughter at shared memories, sharing. Personally I have loved reading the poems and have been awed and moved at their content."

Thank you to everyone who has made me feel so welcome on this residency. It's been an inspiration!