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Meet Kitty Barton, Author and Emerging Poet

Today we’re delighted to have Catrina (Kitty) Barton join us. Kitty became a new Moderator during the 2012 Muse Conference, and was an active member of our Poetry Workshop. She considers herself more of an author than poet, but we recognized the lyrical quality of some of her writing, and the depth of emotion in several of her poems, so we believe she can proudly wear the title of Poet, too.

Kitty Barton

Catrina Bartonย is a real go-getter, who turned her avid reading addiction into a vigorous passion for writing. Especially Young Adult Romances. She draws on her knowledge as a Kung-Fu Instructor to make her fight scenes both realistic, and action packed.

When not indulging her fertile imagination to craft stories for your reading pleasures, she enjoys hiking with her family, and amateur belly dancing.

Her love of writing, and her family, rival by her exhilaration from helping fellow writers. She is a proud member of many writing and marketing groups, an active participant at Critique Circle, and several other crit groups.

She’s sharing three poems. The first two were written before the work shop. The final on was written during the workshop, during the Persona Poem exercise. Enjoy her poems and comments, below.

My one, my only

Cold and lonely was my life
Lost in darkness knowing only strife
Forever to drown in sorrow and shame
Until into my life you came
Appearing before me pure as a dove
To show and teach me a miracle called love
Never again will I be lonely
Thanks to you, my one, my only.

Only Bliss

Surrounded by mist
We dance and twist
Our bodies in tune
Beneath the moon
Both in our prime
In a rhythm old as time
Entangled like this
We know only bliss

Persona Poem:

My computer

I sit before you each day, watch you staring at me but we never play.
You use me to play with others but never give me a passing thought,
unless I act up and then you’re annoyed.
Show me some love and help fill my void.

ย Kitty says:

I adored the variety of enlightening workshops and have applied all of the lessons I learned to my writing since them. {Especially to my upcoming novel release} I enjoyed meeting so many awesome people, who are as passionate about writing, reading, and helping others as I am.

I am a published author since June of 2012. First full length novel due out the end of March.

Words of wisdom: Do not miss the next Muse Online Conference. ๐Ÿ™‚

Favorite personal quote:

“An author cannot grow without both constructive criticism and encouragement.”

My blog for writers:

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8 thoughts on “Meet Kitty Barton, Author and Emerging Poet

  1. *waves* hello everyone, thanks for posting this. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Oh my, you are a poet! LOL – Is there anything you can’t do? Wonderful my friend. Simply wonderful. You are delight for any blogger to host. Thank you for spotlighting our darling friend.

  3. Jennifer Ruth Jackson on said:

    “Our bodies in tune”– lovely line!

  4. Hurray for the Muse Conference, and the opportunity to meet and work with this amazing lady. Her talents keep revealing themselves, so watch her!


  5. Hi Kitty. Wow, you’re a Kung-Fu instructor too! Novelist, poet, and martial arts instructor, very impressive!

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