My first volume of poetry Love, Life, Loss, A Roller Coaster of Poetry Volume 1 is a beautiful hard cover book with 88 poems. Some are not for the faint hearted, but they tell a few of the stories of my life, and other things too.
One poem (the 88th) was written for me by my best friend Jacinta, and I have included it below because it encompasses our love and friendship beautifully.
This beautifully bound self published book is currently only available through direct orders via my website. Contact me here to place your order.
My second volume of poetry Love, Life, Loss, A Roller Coaster of Poetry Volume 2 – Days with dementia, was released on 12 August 2016.
It will also be available from Amazon and other outlets soon. You can read the Foreword written by Amelia Walker on my blog here. The back cover piece, written by Emeritus Professor Roly Sussex says:
“What do you do with a diagnosis of dementia? And especially younger onset dementia?
Kate Swaffer responds with love, life and torrents of words. Some of the words show loneliness and fear, exclusion, apprehension. But her strong theme is how to be a vigorous involved participant in the world of light, gardens, cats, and above all, people. Her poems affirm “believe you can when others say you can’t”. And on behalf of people with dementia, “we are all real!”.
“Like a good red wine or an old red rose”, these poems are full of wisdom, understanding and a view of the world from someone with dementia, living through dementia, but also above dementia.”
The best and most beautiful things of this world can’t be seen or touched. They must be felt by the heart.
Kate Swaffer © 2019 | Author, Poet, Chef; Advocate and activist for aged and dementia care. All rights reserved.