“Reading this felt like learning Macaulay Culkin’s middle name for the first time all over again.” – Jon Eakin

“Kathryn’s poetry never fails to both astound and absorb me completely. It’s the
kind of emotive that reminds you why you read poetry in the first place. The kind of
skillful that makes you forget what bad writing looks like. The kind of beautiful that
makes you remember why you’re sticking around, even when it’s hard.
” – Emma Taylor

“Kathryn O’Driscoll uses words to build bridges across the chasms we all dread to fall
into. This collection is passage across a heart that beats so loudly we can feel the tremors
in our own lives. Here is a poet that invites you to make the crossing and discover
new territory in your own world.” – Shane Koyczan

“Cliff Notes demonstrates the alchemy of poetry: summoning colour from blankness, shapes
from the void, and making life from the very things that threaten it.” – Caroline Bird

“O’Driscoll is the body politic of contemporary spoken word. The very soul
of the community is stored in that yellow jacket.” – Connor Macleod

“An incredible, moving, and powerful writer, Kathryn’s poetry is written and performed
with honesty and sincerity – one of the voices of a generation.” – Craft-D1

“Sensitive, moving, honest, beautiful imagery” Chloë Jacquet1

“Kate’s poetry grabs you by the ears and makes you listen. And you are glad that
you listened because her words will stun and amaze you.” Lucy English1

“Refreshingly and brutally honest, can bring you tears and give you life in just
one sentence. This is poetry we all need to hear.” Shagufta K Iqbal1

“Emotionally provocative poet with true understanding of the way life can be.
Refreshingly blunt and comfortingly honest” John James1

“When this poet speaks the audience wants to listen Not afraid to speak her mind Kate’s poems
illustrate an honesty integrity and clarity that budding poets should aspire to.” Gayle Smith1

“She’s got a black belt in spoken word” Rohan Wolsey1

“At once terribly sad and beautifully comforting. Her ability for
honest writing and performance is unparalleled.” Sven Stears1

“Brutal and harrowing, O’Driscoll knows grief better than anyone. A warning: take
a friend with you when reading, before the words take you.” Sam Grudgings1




1 Testimonial given in 2017
2 Date unknown