Pauline Suett Barbieri is a Liverpool writer with a love of poetry. She has two collections of poetry out from Waterloo Press, Hove, 'The Shirley Valentine Syndrome' and 'Bringing Home the Bacon'.

She was shortlisted for the Bridport Poetry Prize to number 12 out of 4500 submissions judged by Sir Andrew Motion. She was also shortlisted for the Exeter Poetry Prize twice, judged by Jo Shapcott and Lawrence Sail, respectively. In addition, she was Highly Commended in the Blackwell's Oxford/The Reader Poetry competition. 

Other successes were in the Wealdon County Council writing Competitions on two occasions,  Poetry Life Poetry Competition, Ver Poets Competition and Champion Women Poetry Postcard Competition in Eastbourne. A poem about Vermeer hangs in a restaurant on the street where he was born in Delft, Holland.

So far in 2015, she has been shortlisted for the Ink/tears Short Story Competition, The Charles Causley Poetry Prize and won First Prize in the Writing Magazine Poetry Competition. Her work has appeared in P.N.R., Acumen, Coffee House Poetry, Interpreter's House, Magma, Staple, Tears in the fence, The Lady, Regency World Magazine, Skate Anthology and many others.

A novel 'Smoke and Gold' set in Amsterdam was shortlisted for the Cinnamon Press Novel Awards and has just been published on Amazon.

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