2. Barbara Gianquitto
Barbara Gianquitto is an inspiring and motivational author with a gentle and distinct voice who tries to guide her audience on the journey toward healing, self-love, worthiness, and self-discovery. She digs deeper into the human experience through her poems and prose, assisting her readers in finding ways to deal with the heartbreak and trauma of divorce and life challenges. Barbara believes that our life experiences can help shape us into better versions of ourselves, and finding a way back is always possible.
Born and bred in the south of Italy, Barbara graduated in Communication and Psychology before moving to the United Kingdom where she currently resides with her family and a rather grumpy cat. She had a difficult upbringing as her parents divorced when she was 18, making her life challenging on many levels. While it wasn’t that clear to her initially, the separation drastically affected her, making her attach to toxic relationships that temporarily filled traumatic voids left by childhood troubles. Barbara discovered the perfect therapy in poetry and writing – she identified the patterns of unhealthy relationships, slowly and purposefully re-discovered herself, and found her voice. Now, she advocates through her books that we do not need external validation to feel whole, and our only real dependable relationship is with ourselves; and it is only by going inwards that we can truly find ourselves.
With three best-selling books, two poetry collections (4:04 am Thoughts and Awakening of the heart), and a children’s book (Loretta and the Monday Morning Blues) under her belt, Barbara is creating waves among our generation’s modern writers. Moreover, she has been featured on British national radio for her piece, “Tell me your story,” and at Poems by Post with “If you are asking for forever,” earning her a huge following on social media. Other credits to her fame include getting featured as the poet of the year on a big platform on Instagram and being interviewed on several platforms like Authors&More, Love or Runaway blog, Foster Reads, and many others.
Barbara aspires to become the voice of hope, showing that there is always a way out even when all hope is lost, as she firmly believes that endings are just new beginnings. Barbara wants to help adults and children understand that it is always okay to have big feelings, diving into the concept of non-duality: we are not our thoughts, and we can always see things from a different perspective, finding the lessons and building from there from a place of hope and faith.
Her upcoming book, “Mirrors of Time,” due out in the fall of 2023, talks about soulmate love across time and space, focussing on the idea that soulmates will always find each other, inspiring her readers to see heartbreak in a different light: as a stepping stone to something incredibly beautiful that was always meant for us.
The first time I spoke to Barbara I was in awe. Pursuing a passion whilst maintaining a full-time job and being a Mum (another full-time job!) is something that I find incredibly inspiring, and I was delighted that she had reached out to me. The foundation of Poems by Post is built upon creative people that ‘dare to do’ and dare Barbara does!
With two books under her belt and a great knack for social media, Barbara is spreading her enthusiasm for verse far and wide and is undoubtedly inspiring plenty of others who come across her work.
Encouraging that spread of inspiration, Poems by Post will be delivering hundreds of hand-typed poems penned by Barbara to people all around the world. The poem that she has wrote, If you are asking for forever, captures the essence of the idea of a ‘forever-love’ and reassures the reader that their place within their love story is the exact place that they are meant to be.
Accompanying this poem is artwork by Hattieshake, who’s clever and colourful illustrations add a wonderful visual element to Barbara’s poem.
To receive this creative collaboration, visit www.poemsbypost.org and choose whether you’d like the poem typewritten or printed. Order by midnight on October 31st 2022, and use coupon code BARBARA for 25% off your first order.
Whether buying for yourself, or perhaps as a unique and creative gift for someone else, your purchase will help Poems by Post to continue supporting grassroots artists and continue to encourage people to pursue their passions.
Thanks for reading and keep creative!
Alex – Chief Executive Poet
"The book has already amassed a series of five-star reviews that continue to applaud the language and powerful writing used throughout"
James Mooney - the amazing @the.wandering Paddy reads Mirrors of Time, a piece from Barbara's new Awakening of the heart poetry collection. Listen here on Spotify featured on TheWanderingPaddy podcast.
An interview on Radio Manchester, focussing on local creative talent.
Poem from minute 25:00
Interview from minute 29:10
For the season finale of Authors & More 📚 across the pond at Amp Media Productions I chat to Author Barbara N. Gianquitto around her beautiful poetry and book, 4.04am Thoughts. Why this title and do you believe in Angel Numbers? It's all here including some beautiful poetry readings.